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DuckDuckGo wants to kill off email spying for good


Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has launched a new security service aimed at keeping users safe from third-party trackers and email watchers in their inbox.

The company says its new Email Protection offering can offer comprehensive privacy without the need to switch email services.

Instead, the new service offers users a free and personal @duck.com email address, where any emails sent will be stripped of email trackers before being forwarded on to your usual inbox.

Email protection

Unveiling the feature, DuckDuckGo cited recent research that claims 70% of emails contain trackers that can detect when you’ve opened a message, where you were when you opened it, and what device you were using.

The company says this information can then be used to profile individual ...


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