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Opened by g4jc - 27/05/2018
Last edited by g4jc - 27/11/2018

FS#748 - [meta] Investigate DuckDuckGo links for privacy

As per a user report (, DDG is USA based search engine and is blocking Tor users (
They are also using non-free JS on the default search.

It seems the best way to solve this is to use their “html” hidden service since it conceals the user IP, doesn’t block Tor users by default, and doesn’t need JS. https://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/html/

This will affect multiple applications that are currently using DuckDuckGo. The alternative is to remove it completely, but it still is a better option than Google et. all for privacy...

Closed by  g4jc
27.11.2018 02:33
Reason for closing:  Already implemented
Additional comments about closing:  

DDG was removed for now as it does not meet our guidelines

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