rysiek rysiek at
Mon Nov 30 20:32:05 PST 2015

Dnia poniedziałek, 30 listopada 2015 15:30:47 Jason McVetta pisze:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 3:06 PM, Rayzer <Rayzer at> wrote:
> > OBVIOUS honeypot? Why do you say that? There's nothing particularly
> > OBVIOUS about it or someone besides you would notice...
> First of all, DDG's claims of privacy follow the implausible general model
> of "heyyy, just trust us!"

That's true. However, that's still better than Google or Bing, which don't 
even go that far.

Also, I kind of like the fact that the results are not "bubbled" into whatever 
"insights" are gathered from my search history. Now, that is not to say that 
such "insights" are *not* gathered -- they very well might be! -- and I do not 
trust DDG all that much more than Google or Microsoft, but at least I seem to 
be getting search results I need, not the ones that the company thinks I need.

> But there's a historical reason as well.  On the first day DuckDuckGo was
> announced, I did a whois query on  The domain was
> registered to an address in Annapolis, MD.  A small building near the Naval
> Academy.  Not proof of course, but suggestive.

Pics or it didn't happen.

> The whois record was changed soon thereafter.

...first to a big white building in Washington D.C., but that had to be a 
fluke -- as mere minutes later it was a compound in Beghazi; there it staid 
for a couple of months, afterwards moving to the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, 
and then to Langley, Virginia, before finally arriving at the location 
currently visible in WHOIS.

Don't ask me how I know, though.

What I'm trying to say, I guess, is: it would be nice if we had something more 
to work with than just "some guys on the Internets said that for realz the 
WHOIS showed Annapolis."

Michał "rysiek" Woźniak

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