What is DuckDuckGo in iPhone

We noticed there is an option "DuckDuckGo".  What is it and what is it used for?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It appears to be a search engine site. I do not have this on my iPhone.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
It appeared in my iphone when IOS9 was installed.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have IOS 9 (9.0.1) and it did not install on my phone. Remove it if you don't want it. Also look in iTunes to see if DuckDuckGo is there. You may have inadvertently clicked on it.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Would like to know what is it used for.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
My short research said it was a search routine.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
A search engine> For iPhone? Don't understand, why if they have Safari (excuse the lack of know-how)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That is what I found out about it. I do not have it / and did not install it. I think you must have installed it somehow because it does not come with IOS 9.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Here you are:

https://duckduckgo.com/

it is a search site / engine.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
It's already installed or is an option of our phone.

Ok thanx anyways.

Hope another EE give us an insight.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Just received your reply.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
We just went into the setup and yes, it's a search engine, see pix below (so obvious we just didn't related):

Dck
Wonder why they decided to add another search engine and why duckduckgo?

Well, ok we'll proceed to close the question.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks. As I noted, it does not come with IOS 9 so somehow it got installed.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Thanx

(if u can find out why apple decided to include this specific search engine beside the one already provided, we would appreciate it)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I don't have it anywhere but if I find out, I will sure let you know.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Thanx!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I found this Apple page on DuckDuckGo

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/2/5773480/apple-will-let-users-pick-duckduckgo-for-search-ios-8

I looked high and low on my own phone and do not have it installed but I have probably just retained Google Search.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Good info!!

Thanx!
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