We all know very well that this was a very complicated week for the tech giant Google. As the fine imposed by the European Commission is calling into question many of Android’s plans and how it will handle the tech giant Google’s services. However, now according to the latest reports, the tech giant Google owns Duck.com, and it will surely give its rival DuckDuckGo a shoutout anyhow.
Google Owns Duck.com, But It’ll Give Rival DuckDuckGo A Shoutout Anyhow
This was a very complicated week for the tech giant Google. As the fine imposed by the European Commission is calling into question many of Android’s plans and how it will handle the tech giant Google’s services.
Apparently, this will not be the tech giant Google’s only problem. Yes, the well-known DuckDuckGo search engine is also beginning to attack the tech giant Google, seeking to show the ways the company uses to nullify its competition.
It may not seem strange but the practices that the tech giant Google uses to control and nullify its competition go far and are extremely creative. As DuckDuckGo itself revealed and showed a simple form that is being used by the tech giant Google.
The strange redirect of Duck.com
According to those responsible for this alternative search engine, the tech giant Google has owned the domain Duck.com for several years and this is being redirected to the tech giant Google’s search engine. This simple domain is often used by users when they think they are accessing DuckDuckGo, but are referred to the tech giant Google.
This change happened in 2011 when DuckDuckGo began to gain visibility and to be a viable alternative to Google itself because it does not collect and store information about its users and their searches.
Google also owns https://t.co/ud1YyoqbZ5 and points it directly at Google search, which consistently confuses DuckDuckGo users.
— DuckDuckGo (@DuckDuckGo) July 18, 2019
This complaint was made on Twitter as a reaction to the news of the fine applied to the tech giant Google and complemented another that had already been released and where there was another concerning the extension of DuckDuckGo for Chrome.
Moreover, this complaint will not have the proportions of the fine imposed by the European Commission, but it is revealing about the less clear practices that the tech giant Google uses to stay on top and with its competition below its results in any area or service.
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