Google is slowly updating its many iOS applications with App Store privacy labels, detailing the type of data it collects from users. The Google and Chrome applications were recently updated with these new labels, and DuckDuckGo is already using them to its advantage.
In a post on Twitter this afternoon, DuckDuckGo took issue with Google’s privacy labels for Search and Gmail, while also pointing out that the company only added the labels “after months of stalling.” DuckDuckGo has often billed itself as a privacy-friendly alternative to Google apps, and it’s now using the App Store privacy labels as more evidence:
After months of stalling, Google finally revealed how much personal data they collect in Chrome and the Google app. No wonder they wanted to hide it. Spying on users has nothing to do with building a great web browser or search engine. We would know (our app is both in one).
DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser has been the second most downloaded mobile browser in the US (after Chrome) and, as you might expect, doesn’t collect any data that’s linked to you, making it simple to get the privacy you deserve online.