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DuckDuckGo is Googles tiniest and fiercest competitor out of Philadelphia, and its exploding numbers make the business launched by Gabriel Weinberg in 2008 appear less of an insanity now that we’re living in the post-Snowden era. Looking at a chart of DuckDuckGo’s daily search queries, the milestones are obvious:



DuckDuckGo Direct queries per day (∅28d)

DuckDuckGo Direct queries per day (∅28d)



Each of these things moved the traffic needle for DuckDuckGo, but none of them came close to sparking anything like the massive spike in queries the company saw last July. That’s when Edward Snowden first revealed the NSA’s extensive digital surveillance program to the world. The little blue line on the chart hasn’t stopped climbing north since.

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DuckDuckGo Germany, DuckDuckGo Europe


An unyielding European DuckDuckGo offers Europe’s response to the NSA espionage affair.






In this post-Snowdon decade DuckDuckGo demonstrates explosive growth and an all in one European solution in response to the NSA affair: Neutral and secure privacy for the European and German networks. Better yet the first most powerful step in taking responsibility toward solving copyright and privacy issues and help moving Europe into the 21. Century.






Eurosearch (or whatever the name may be for an European DuckDuckGo) offers a very real and practical solution for Alexander Dobrindt, head of the Ministry for Traffic, the EU-commission, aiming at opening up education through new technologies, and it is a great opportunity for Bavaria’s Minister-President Horst Seehofer’s vision to put Bavaria into the digital pole position.

It may be far more effective, efficient and more promising to have light fires lead the way to a more elegant and efficient German web and demonstrate neutral, secure privacy concerns by making the more powerful digital tools available with no downside for the user experience but by offering the safeguard considered critical by Europeans for the security of their private data.

Big issues such as the NSA espionage affair don’t require big solutions.