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DuckDuckGo browser now blocks all third-party Microsoft trackers

Bleeping Computer: “DuckDuckGo announced today that they will now be blocking all third-party Microsoft tracking scripts in their privacy browser after failing to block them in the past. This change comes after the company faced massive blowback in May for not blocking some third-party Microsoft trackers in the DuckDuckGo browser due to a syndicated search content agreement between the two companies. This was in stark contrast to the DuckDuckGo browser’s past description, which stated that they block hidden trackers found on websites. “Tracker Radar automatically blocks hidden third-party trackers we can find lurking on websites you visit in DuckDuckGo, which stops the companies behind those trackers from collecting and selling your data,” explains the Apple App Store page for the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser. The fact that some Microsoft trackers were allowed was discovered by security researcher Zach Edwards, who found that the DuckDuckGo browser blocked Google and Facebook trackers but allowed some of Microsoft’s trackers on Linkedin and Bing domains…Finally, Gabriel Weinberg announced more transparency around its web tracking protection features by launching a dedicated help page and sharing the list of blocked trackers on GitHub…”

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