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Privacy-Protecting Search Engine DuckDuckGo Now Using Apple Maps to Power Maps and Address Search Results

Privacy-Protecting Search Engine DuckDuckGo Now Using Apple Maps to Power Maps and Address Search Results

The privacy-enhancing search engine, DuckDuckGo, on Tuesday announced that it has begun using Apple’s MapKit JS framework to power map and address-related searches on the search site.

We’re excited to announce that map and address-related searches on DuckDuckGo for mobile and desktop are now powered by Apple’s MapKit JS framework, giving you a valuable combination of mapping and privacy. As one of the first global companies using Apple MapKit JS, we can now offer users improved address searches, additional visual features, enhanced satellite imagery, and continually updated maps already in use on billions of Apple devices worldwide.

With this updated integration, Apple Maps are now available both embedded within our private search results for relevant queries, as well as available from the “Maps” tab on any search result page.

Users can search for an address, a geographical location, local business, type of business, or nearby places.

DuckDuckGo explains the privacy enhancing features of their search engine and the use of Apple Maps.

At DuckDuckGo, we believe getting the privacy you deserve online should be as simple as closing the blinds. Naturally, our strict privacy policy of not collecting or sharing any personal information extends to this integration. We do not send any personally identifiable information such as IP address to Apple or other third parties. For local searches, where your approximate location information is sent by your browser to us, we discard it immediately after use. You are still anonymous when you perform map and address-related searches on DuckDuckGo. You can read more about our anonymous localized results here.

To search using DuckDuckGo, visit their website.

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