DuckDuckGo is a search engine that is designed to be secure and also private, and now the service will be added to Apple’s Safari in the next version of iOS and also the next version of OS X.
Apple confirmed that DuckDuckGo will be an option that you can choose from in OS X Yosemite and it looks like it will also be an option on iOS 8.0.
Safari now gives you more control over your privacy on the web. You can open one Safari window in Private Browsing mode — which doesn’t save your browsing history — while keeping others in regular browsing mode. So while you do your online banking privately in one window, your browsing history is still being saved while you surf in another. You can also now search the web using DuckDuckGo, a search engine that doesn’t track you.
Google will still be the default search engine on Safari on iOS and OS X when the new versions launch, but the addition of DuckDuckGo will give users another option, and is bound to boost the usage of this small, privacy friendly search engine.
You can find out more details about the changes that will be introduced in Apple’s Safari in iOS 8 an OS X Yosemite over at Apple.