DuckDuckGo, the search engine with a focus on privacy, has launched a new feature in its app and browser extension called Google Login Popup Protection. This feature aims to stop Google login pop-ups from appearing on non-Google sites.
According to DuckDuckGo, even if you log into sites that are not owned by Google, they can collect your data. It’s also a way for Google to collect data on users who have disabled third-party cookies. To access the new mode, users will need to update their app and browser extension.
“These pop-ups are invasive, annoying, and they undermine user privacy. Google is employing a dark pattern by pushing you to sign in when you might not have otherwise”,
said Peter Dolanjski, director of product for DuckDuckGo.
By offering Google Sign-in Pop-Up Protection, DuckDuckGo is further emphasizing its commitment to protecting user privacy. If you’re concerned about your online privacy, using a search engine like DuckDuckGo can be a simple and effective way to keep your data safe while you browse the web.