Safari to include privacy-protecting search engine

Apple announced the inclusion of DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn’t track its users, in the future versions of Safari on iOS and OS X. This makes DuckDuckGo the first private search engine to be added to a major browser.

“DuckDuckGo is thrilled to be included in Safari,” said Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo’s CEO and founder. “It’s great to see Apple making it easy for Safari users to access our anonymous search option.”

DuckDuckGo recently launched a reimagined and redesigned version that showcases a more powerful way to interact with their “instant answers”—information that appears above links and ads for recipes, videos, and hundreds of other topics. DuckDuckGo’s instant answers are open source, allowing anyone to contribute ideas and code to them.

In 2013, DuckDuckGo received over one billion searches as people flocked to services that make privacy a primary focus. “A significant percentage of people prefer our search experience and we’re delighted to welcome Safari users,” said Weinberg.