Technology: The privacy-focused online web browser DuckDuckGo permits Microsoft to track scripts on external websites, the platform now claims to begin banning those as well.
They said it was announcing more privacy and transparency around DuckDuckGo web tracking protections after the community backlash. Furthermore, the company said in a BlogSpot, that they will expand the third-party tracking scripts and they block from loading on websites to include scripts from Microsoft in our browsing apps such as iOS and Android and our browser extensions such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and Opera, with beta apps to follow in the upcoming month.
Moreover, DuckDuckGo also said that this expands its 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection, which blocks identified tracking scripts from the Facebook, Google, and other companies from loading on third-party websites and now includes third-party Microsoft tracking scripts.
Such web tracking protection is not offered by other famous browsers by default and sits on top of many other DuckDuckGo protections. Furthermore, on transparency, the privacy-focused online browser said it has posted a new help page that offers a comprehensive explanation of all the web tracking protections they have provided across platforms.
They also said, Now, the users have only one and only place to look, whether they want to understand the different types of web privacy that they offered on the particular platform they used.