Danny Sullivan, Analysis Liaison Officer, responded on to DuckDuckGo's unfavorable claims.
Sullivan responded to a tweet from DuckDuckGo wherein a video was shared containing "5 good causes" for which customers ought to cease utilizing Google and Fb.
Most individuals now know firms like Google and Fb that acquire and promote your information. Nonetheless, some individuals nonetheless suppose, "So what?" I’ve nothing to cover. Listed below are 5 compelling causes to clarify why your privateness is price greater than you suppose! Https: //t.co/r7xERPuIdv pic.twitter.com/JRjRmALof5
– DuckDuckGo (@DuckDuckGo) August 27, 2019
These 5 causes are:
- Hyper-targeted advertisements
- Propaganda and discrimination
- The filter bubble
- Person information is saved and shared with third events
- Person information is bought to advertisers
Sullivan as soon as once more criticized DuckDuckGo for claiming that Google was making a "filter bubble," simply as he had accomplished on this assertion final 12 months.
In his reply, Sullivan says:
"RE: declare" bubble filter ", Google doesn’t" manipulate your search outcomes "primarily based on what we expect" click on on. "Search outcomes are usually not" totally different from these doing precisely the identical search in similar time because the video claims.
Sullivan factors to a tweet that he launched final 12 months, exhibiting that DuckDuckGo can even return totally different outcomes to totally different customers who’re in search of the identical factor on the similar time.
This week, Duck Go Duck claimed that Google had a bubble filter drawback as a result of the outcomes have been typically barely totally different. Utilizing his technique, these screenshots of the identical search on Duck Go Duck in regular and personal searching modes would imply that he has the identical filter bubble drawback … pic.twitter.com/iWCpZ3eYi9
– Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) December 6, 2018
A Twitter consumer identified that Sullivan solely handled certainly one of DuckDuckGo's 5 statements. To be honest, Sullivan spoke solely of the assertion instantly associated to the area wherein he works.
If customers need extra management over the quantity of information collected by Google, Sullivan factors to a brand new instrument that robotically deletes place historical past and exercise information.
I work for Google Search to offer details about how we work. So I'm solely speaking about this a part of my space. However considerably associated, we have now new instruments that permit individuals to robotically delete information: https://t.co/OHv7Ro4X2a
– Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) August 28, 2019
DuckDuckGo has not replied to Sullivan's tweets but.