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Catalina User DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials now available as Safari extension
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 07, 2019 02:18PM
DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials now available as Safari extension

DuckDuckGo used to offer a Safari extension for its Privacy Essentials suite — available for Chrome and Firefox browsers — but it was removed due to platform changes in how Safari extensions worked last year. However, now it’s back…

DuckDuckGo says that new API features in Safari 13 allow them to bring back the extension. You can now download DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials from the App Store.

The app requires macOS Catalina and Safari 13, as it depends on new APIs introduced in the latest version of macOS.

The extension itself is relatively self-explanatory: it’s a website tracking script blocker. It automatically blocks third-party trackers in pages as you browse the web. There’s a whitelist if you need to customize the filters for specific sites.


I use DuckDuck as my search engine in macOS and iOS, but I was unaware of this add-on.

Not a Cat user, so I'll have to check if Privacy Essentials is available for older OSs.

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