DuckDuckGo Launches VPN Service and New Privacy Pro Subscription

Lily Polanco Follow Apr 11, 2024 · 2 mins read
DuckDuckGo Launches VPN Service and New Privacy Pro Subscription
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DuckDuckGo, known for its privacy-focused web search engine and browser, is expanding its offerings with the launch of a new VPN service and Privacy Pro subscription. The VPN and additional privacy tools are part of DuckDuckGo’s new paid Privacy Pro plan, further cementing the company’s commitment to online privacy protection.

Privacy and security have long been at the core of DuckDuckGo’s products and services. Its search engine does not track or profile users, and its Android and iOS browsers block third-party trackers across the web. Now, with Privacy Pro, DuckDuckGo is taking privacy to the next level by offering a VPN and additional tools to help users take back control of their personal information online.

The centerpiece of Privacy Pro is DuckDuckGo’s new VPN app, available for both mobile and desktop. The VPN uses encryption to keep users’ internet activity private from hackers and their internet provider. DuckDuckGo promises a simple setup process to connect to the fastest server, with options to choose server locations in the US, Europe, and Canada. A VPN is a must-have for privacy-conscious users, and DuckDuckGo’s option should appeal to those who already trust the company to protect their data.

In addition to the VPN, Privacy Pro includes two tools for removing personal information from the open web. First, DuckDuckGo will automatically scan people search sites and other data brokers to find and request removal of any user’s information in their databases. This service saves users the hassle of manually submitting removal requests. Privacy Pro also includes identity monitoring and restoration services in case of identity theft.

The new Privacy Pro subscription costs $9.99 per month. For privacy fans, this is a reasonable price to gain access to an always-on VPN, online privacy cleanup tools, and identity protection - all from a company with a strong reputation for putting users first.

DuckDuckGo has built its brand on protecting web users, and Privacy Pro takes that mission further. With concerns about online tracking and data collection continuing to grow, DuckDuckGo’s expanded privacy-focused subscription is well-timed. As more services like social media, retail, and entertainment move online, users need robust tools to take back control of their data. For those seeking strong privacy without sacrificing usability, DuckDuckGo Privacy Pro looks to be an appealing new option.

Written by Lily Polanco Follow
Junior News Writer @ new.blicio.us.