Search engine DuckDuckGo announced the extension of its partnership with Yahoo a moment ago that brings new features to all users of the search engine.
The search engine has partnerships with several companies including Bing, Yandex or Wikipedia that power results or features on the site.
The new partnership allows DuckDuckGo to introduce new features to the search engine. In particular, the following options are provided to all users:
To filter by time period, click on the menu icon located at the top right of the search engine and then on the Anytime listing there near the top.
This opens a new menu that you use to select day, week or month as the time period filter. It is unfortunately not possible right now to go beyond that, or select a custom range.
Site links are displayed for select company websites or services only. While you find them listed for NASA for instance, no sitelinks are provided for Google, Microsoft or Apple.
They link to points of interest on the site, and extend the site's listing in the search results significantly.
The new functionality is not rolled out fully yet which may explain why you see site links for some sites but not for others. DuckDuckGo states that the full functionality will be available soon for all users.
Yahoo released a statement of its own that confirms that the company does not receive unique identifiers of individuals when they run searches on DuckDuckGo.
Unless explicitly provided by users through the search queries themselves, Yahoo does not receive any unique identifiers of individuals conducting searches on DuckDuckGo. Yahoo does not attempt to identify individuals through their use of the DuckDuckGo search services.
It does receive search queries and non-personally identifiable information in the context of providing search content though.
Now You: Which search engine do you prefer currently and why?
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