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DuckDuckGo Search switches mapping to Apple Maps “Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo announced yesterday that the search engine’s map and address related searches and functions are now powered by Apple’s MapKit JS framework. The new functionality is live already for desktop and mobile devices that use DuckDuckgo for searches. DuckDuckGo highlights two main benefits that come out of the move: improved privacy and better mapping functionality. Users may see maps and related data when they run searches for places or addresses. A search for the best Thai, Vietnamese or Italian restaurant displays a map and related information in the sidebar or at the top on search results pages. Searches for addresses, geographical places, local businesses, a type of business, or nearby places return embedded maps usually…”

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