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- Second, the costs to produce news have dropped significantly
- Third, producers of news attempt to hijack our brains
- Fourth, the incentives are misaligned.”
- Writing in Recode, Eric Johnson touts Spoonbill, which each day "sends me an email with a rundown of the changes the people I follow on Twitter have made to their bios, names and locations. It’s a readable digest of how people are choosing to present themselves to the public, which is fascinating for a nosy so-and-so like me."
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DuckDuckGo News: “Over the years, DuckDuckGo has offered millions of people a private alternative to Google, serving over 16 billion anonymous searches. Today we’re excited to launch fully revamped versions of our browser extension and mobile app, extending DuckDuckGo’s protection beyond the search box to wherever the Internet takes you. It’s hard to use the Internet without it feeling a bit creepy – like there’s a nosey neighbor watching everything you do from across the street. Except, instead of a nosey neighbor, it’s a vast array of highly sophisticated tracker networks, run by big companies like Google and Facebook, recording everything you do online, often without your knowledge, and selling their findings to the highest bidder via targeted ads. While closing the blinds at home can put a stop to your neighbors, there isn’t something that simple that can work online. Until now. Today we’re taking a major step to simplify online privacy with the launch of fully revamped versions of our browser extension and mobile app, now with built-in tracker network blocking, smarter encryption, and, of course, private search – all designed to operate seamlessly together while you search and browse the web. Our updated app and extension are now available across all major platforms – Firefox, Safari,Chrome, iOS, and Android – so that you can easily get all the privacy essentials you need on any device with just one download.
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Writing in Recode, Eric Johnson touts Spoonbill, which each day "sends me an email with a rundown of the changes the people I follow on Twitter have made to their bios, names and locations. It’s a readable digest of how people are choosing to present themselves to the public, which is fascinating for a nosy so-and-so like me."