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The Internet Giant Google Search Engine has a perfect alternative called “DuckDuckGo” which is free/ secure and doesn’t track users’ search queries. Also, it doesn’t share search queries with ISP. On 1 July 2020, major telecom operators Jio Infocom, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea has blocked the DuckDuckGo Search Engine.
The official Twitter Support/ Helpdesk of DuckDuckGo for India has responded to the user queries
To our users in India: We’ve received many reports our search engine is unreachable by much of India right now and have confirmed it is not due to us. We’re actively talking to Internet providers to get to the bottom of it ASAP. Thank you for your patience.
Reasons to Block DuckDuckGo Seach Engine in India
On 29 July 2020, Dept. of Telecommunication (DOT) has blacklisted and blocked 59 Mobile App. In these App major apps developers company were of China. Due to the security season, DOT has used section 69A to ban such sites and apps.
Reason 1: There is no search history stored for you as a user.
Reason 2: If governments or institutions like the police, request data about you from DuckDuckGo, there is no data to be shared with them.
Reason 3: It prevents search leakage
A major blow to TikTok, Likee, Helo, CamScanner, MI, Club Factory, Shareit, Xender, Kwai and other apps which has more than 5 Billions App download. As per the Global Times, the parent company ByteDance of Tik Tok could loss of as high as $6 billion after the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps including #TikTok in a Tweet.
DuckDuckGo Search Engine Blocked in India
|Article About||Access DuckDuckGo Search Engine in India|
|Blocked On||1 July 2020|
|Network||Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and ISP using these Telecom Internet.|
|Features of DuckDuckGo||
|Can I Access DuckDuckGo without Proxy||Yes|
Complaints by DuckDuckGo Users
The users of the DuckDuckGo Search Engine were found reporting the issue on Twitter at 6 PM onwards. They were not happy to block the Search Engine.
Thanks! Colleagues (Divyank, Kushagra) and I ran some tests from Bangalore and Delhi. Confirmed that @DuckDuckGo
is being blocked by multiple ISPs in India, including: Vodafone 4G (HTTP HOST-based) Airtel 4G (DNS-based, SNI-based) Jio 4G (SNI-based) ACT not blocking it yet.
You are not authorized to access this web page. As per the DOT Compliance.
A lot of users are complaining that Airtel & Jio has blocked DuckDuckGo on their mobile networks. This is weird, considering the fact that DuckDuckGo is a privacy-focused search engine. Is it a ban or an honest mistake? Tough to guess right now. Can you guys still access it?
Access DuckDuckGo Search
Do you want to use the DuckDuckGo Search Engine? Here are few ways that might help you to access/ browse website/ search on DuckDuckGo as usual.
Using the private DNS 184.108.40.206
In order to fix this issue, the DuckDuckGo in tweet has asked its user to change the DNS (third party/ Private) DNS settings. You have to follow the below steps:
Step 1: Go to Settings → Network & internet → Advanced → Private DNS.
Step 2: Select the Private DNS provider hostname option.
Step 3: Enter 220.127.116.11 or one.one.one.one or 1dot1dot1dot1.cloudflare-dns.com and hit Save.
Step 4: Visit 18.104.22.168/help to verify DNS over TLS is enabled.
Read more details here >>>https://developers.cloudflare.com/22.214.171.124/setting-up-126.96.36.199/android/
Using the TorBrowser
The TorBrowser can also be used. Its free and secure. This uses its VPN network. The TorBrowser is based on core principle of Tor, “onion routing”, was developed in the mid-1990s by Paul Syverson, Michael G. Reed and David Goldschlag.
After’s a successful network connection, the TorBrower can be used to access blocked websites.
- Automatic data decryption at the client side.
- It is a combination of Firefox Browser + Tor Project.
- Complex Data encryption before it sent over the Internet.
- It provides anonymity to servers and websites.
- It makes it possible to visit locked websites
Note: Let us know. If you have any issue in accessing Duck DuckGo search engine.