Wednesday, January 16, 2019

DuckDuckGo + Apple Maps = Private Map Searches

DuckDuckGo, the search engine that claims to not track your searches, has announced an integration with Apple Maps. According to the announcement this integration will let you search for places without DuckDuckGo or Apple Maps keeping a record of those searches. But in order to get directions from point A to point B you will default to Apple Maps on iOS and to Bing Maps in non-iOS and non-Mac environments. Likewise to access street-level imagery you will have to use Bing Maps or Google Maps.

Searching for locations through DuckDuckGo is done through the main search page. Enter a place name or address into the search box and then choose "maps" on the search results page.

Applications for Education
If you want your students to search for landmarks to view in online maps that include satellite imagery without being tracked by Google, then this new integration of DuckDuckGo and Apple Maps could be the tool for you.

H/T to TechCrunch.

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