I’ve been writing lately about how DuckDuckGo is shady and their business is questionable.
It seems that some donations went the EFF’s way and now they plan on killing off HTTP Everywhere permanently.
$25,000 a year buys them the Tor Project and $150,000 keeps the EFF in their back pocket. But where does the money for this come from, and what does DuckDuckGo get from it?
No company gives out millions of dollars a year and expects to get back nothing.
Is it just DuckDuckGo’s own advertising paying for this?
DuckDuckGo pretends they’re a startup, but that’s not true. They admit that they have been profitable since 2014, have over 105 million searches a day sometimes, and are growing rapidly.
— source baronhk.wordpress.com | Ryan | 10.16.21