Dave Winer:

DuckDuckGo could be that, except for this one problem. Imho, it’s inexorably on the same path that Google was on. That means they’re going to spend years of our time pretending that they are still on our side, until one day it’ll be blatantly obvious that we just wasted years waiting for them to give take us somewhere we’d want to go

A very similar thought had crossed my mind when I moved over to DuckDuckGo, but I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt. I gave the same to Google until it became obvious that they gave up on being on the “user” side of things.

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