@d4klutz DDG's response seems completely honest and likely true to me. The original accusation didn't really have any proof in the first place. Just that a browser extension that's supposed to detect fingerprinting thinks that it is. DDG gave a detailed and plausible explanation about why it is a false positive.

@kelbot I agree. after reading that, I feel better, but I was unsure at first. which is why I posted here. brighter minds would know. lol

In your first toot you referred to a post on soylentnews. They referred to a discussion in whonix. There was the original claim, but also a prompt denial by another poster who works for DDG. Soylentnews should have mentioned both the claim and the denial.

@d4klutz on topic: if people are worried, they can always use ddg with tor and with javascript/canvas disabled. the site will still work and there are no captchas preventing access for these people
@wowaname @d4klutz their hidden service is often slow as hell. So you should probably just use the clearnet adress if you don't want to wait like a minute for every search
@snacks @d4klutz ya i refrained from saying "use the onion". you can use tor without going through the onion

@d4klutz makes sense to me.

DDG also has a JavaScript-free version which kicks in when you visit their site with NoScript on, and has most of the functionality of the JS-enabled version.

I find that pretty impressive and kudos-worthy.

I wonder why they couldn't jus use CSS media queries instead. But maybe they have a good reason... it's not like I've made any website containing more than 5 lines of JS, so dunno what kinda issues there are...

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