DuckDuckGo blocks piracy websites from search results, denies such claims

merikafyeah

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DOES ANYONE on this site CHECKS to see IF the so called "NEWS" are actually TRUE?
It didn't work for a while, but now it does. DDG claims it's a problem with Bing data:

So was all this a false alarm and DDG is blameless? Maybe. But this raises a perhaps even bigger existential problem for DDG.

DDG wants to keep user searches private and prevent 'search bubbles' from forming around you, but could this goal be undermined (even in part) by DDG's reliance on Microsoft, whose goals don't align or even directly conflicts with DDG's own? Startpage is just a private wrapper for Google, but DDG is a bit more than just a wrapper for Bing, however it seems Microsoft can influence what shows up (or in this case 'doesn't show up') in DDG's results. Whether it's possible this will become a bigger issue down the line is unclear but for now it's just a tiny crack.
 

kiwigraeme

Posts: 1,026   +768
plenty of his music disappeared. the stuff he didn't own was left there. this was already confirmed at least as of february.
That's interesting - amazing - how certain sides push their agenda with partial truths . I have most of his albums anyway . However if you are a NY fan - he has his own streaming for very cheap - includes lots and lots of stuff - I don't buy into all that high definition stuff - not sure how Neil could tell with his age impaired hearing ( confirmation bias )
 

Godel

Posts: 298   +188
I understand that DDG gets most of its search results from Bing, so that's where the problem probably springs from.
 

ShadowDeath

Posts: 189   +169
Et tu DDG?

Well there's always Yandex and Rutracker ;)

Brave Search also doesn't have such censorship shenanigans... for now.

There is also gibiru. It's an old one but their whole thing is about privacy and no censorship. It's a basic search engine though.

I don't really care about them censoring piracy. Truth be told it won't stop piracy anyway, it won't even cut back on it. What I do care about is this is the same crap we saw Google do back in the day and since then they have censored anything they didn't like and just not spoken about it. It first started off with DDG saying they would censor Russian misinformation as if they are the arbiters of truth. Now it's piracy. What's the next step? For Google it was politics, they would manipulate their search results to feed a political narrative that they wanted and nobody questioned it until it was too late.

All these companies say they're censoring for a good reason then do shady stuff later.
 
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sac39507

Posts: 412   +217
What other reasons would you use Duckduckgo for other than attempts to hide your illegal activities? Ironic if you ask me.

It's like hiring a hitman to have the hitman turn you in for hiring him to do his job.
 

MasterMace

Posts: 218   +172
With search engines centralizing the internet, just remember if the sites no longer appear on the search engines, they are no longer merely "piracy" sites, they are "dark web" sites.
 

lazer

Posts: 430   +128
I have been using DDG since it came out and am very happy with it. I recommend it to all
 

Feng Lengshun

Posts: 13   +5
As a Brave Search user, even on Firefox, it does worry me as to how long will it take until it'll be Brave's turn as well. To be fair, I usually just go to the sites directly if I'm searching for something, but man, that's annoying.
 

Theinsanegamer

Posts: 3,360   +5,586
What other reasons would you use Duckduckgo for other than attempts to hide your illegal activities? Ironic if you ask me.

It's like hiring a hitman to have the hitman turn you in for hiring him to do his job.
privacy isn't illegal. Why don't you use your full name for your techspot account?
 

TsVkK

Posts: 101   +58
All those sites search up for me on DDG, I've got no idea what the article is about. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

BigRedPDX

Posts: 269   +189
What other reasons would you use Duckduckgo for other than attempts to hide your illegal activities? Ironic if you ask me.

It's like hiring a hitman to have the hitman turn you in for hiring him to do his job.
That's what Tor browsers are for.
 

captaincranky

Posts: 18,724   +7,666
This explains a lot... Most people are NOT like that.
I beg to differ. The majority of people's belief system determines their, "truth". When two belief systems are out of sync, an argument ensues. Because after all, they're all telling "the truth". And, "truth must be defended". (now mustn't it)?

"Truth" is strictly unacceptable as a synonym for "opinion", but it is all too frequently employed as one.

So don't try to tell me life's NOT like that.
 
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captaincranky

Posts: 18,724   +7,666
I said MOST people, not all. Stop projecting.
I'm not projecting anything.

Take the 2020 presidential election as an example. 75 million people will tell you that it was "stolen" from Trump. Whereas 80 million will tell you Biden won it fair and square. Yet, 170 million people are all telling the "truth", their truth.

So, believe what you like, and that will be the "truth".

When it comes down to it, this is all about one person deciding to do some amateur fact checking on an article. And I just made a flippant comment about the confrontational nature of discussions occurring in the news forum.in general.
 
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captaincranky

Posts: 18,724   +7,666
That is exactly what you are doing and you do it frequently.
I've done everything within reason to avoid you, and I would ask you to kindly do the same for me.

As for my "projecting", that's frankly applicable when anyone publishes opinion as fact..

I doubt you have any certification whatsoever in psychotherapy upon which to be "diagnosing" me...From my perspective, I could say you're "projecting you're dislike of me", by zeroing in on one offhand remark.
 
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ZedRM

Posts: 1,016   +717
As for my "projecting", that's frankly applicable when anyone publishes opinion as fact..

You were saying?
 

captaincranky

Posts: 18,724   +7,666

You were saying?
Take it someplace else.

BTW, I think it's just darling that you went to all that research trouble for little ol' me. However, reading psychology today or Wikipedia still doesn't constitute a degree in psychiatric or psychological field(s).

Sometimes a joke is just a joke, even when I tell it, or you misinterpret it.

Now, couldn't you find someplace else to make your mountains out of molehills?

BTW Freud contended that masturbation created anxiety, as opposed to the well accepted now opinion, that it actually relieves it.. Suffice it to say he wasn't always correct (either).
 
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