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Apple Maps gooses DuckDuckGo in search privacy partnership

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Michael Ambriz
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Search engine DuckDuckGo now displays location information from Apple Maps in its search results, a new example of business partners trying to profit from people's concerns about online privacy.

DuckDuckGo now uses Apple Maps both for small maps in location-related search results and for larger, interactive search results that appear in a separate maps tab, DuckDuckGo said in a blog post Tuesday.

That replaces a combination including MapBox, OpenStreetMap and homegrown technology, Chief Executive Gabriel Weinberg added.

The top reason DuckDuckGo argues you should try it is that it doesn't keep any personal information on you and what you searched for, unlike search leader Google.

That dovetails nicely with Apple's sustained push to improve online privacy -- and with priorities at companies like browser startup Brave, which uses DuckDuckGo by default for searches in private tabs.

But maintaining your privacy can be tough when you're looking for location-related information.

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