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After revealing in May that privacy-focused online browser DuckDuckGo was allowing Microsoft to track scripts on external sites, the platform now says it will start banning them as well.
The platform said it was announcing more privacy and transparency around DuckDuckGo’s tracking protections after community backlash.
“Over the next week, we will expand the third-party tracking scripts we block from loading on websites to include scripts from Microsoft in our browsing apps (iOS and Android) and in our browser extensions (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge and Opera). , with beta apps to follow in the coming month,” the platform said in a blog post.
DuckDuckGo said it is expanding its third-party loading tracking protection, which blocks the loading of identified tracking scripts from Facebook, Google and other companies on third-party sites, to now include third-party tracking scripts from Microsoft.
This web tracking protection is not offered by default by most other popular browsers and is part of many other DuckDuckGo protections.
To further its commitment to transparency, the privacy-focused online browser said it has launched a new help page that offers a comprehensive explanation of all the web tracking protections we provide across platforms.
“Users now have one place to look if they want to understand the different kinds of web privacy protections we offer on the platforms they use,” the platform said.