Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#21483 new defect

DuckDuckGo Onion should be the default instead of DuckDuckGo

Reported by: lolscreen Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tor-hs
Cc: fdsfgs@…, Dbryrtfbcbhgf, dmr Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

Now that single onion services are a thing it seems that DuckDuckGo Onion should be the default

Child Tickets

TicketStatusOwnerSummaryComponent
#20428closedtbb-teamOrfox: Switch to duckduckgo hidden serviceApplications/Tor Browser
#22761closedtbb-teamTBB enhancement request: DuckDuckGoOnionApplications/Tor Browser
#23775closedtbb-teammake DuckDuckGo's onion site the default search engineApplications/Tor Browser
#24379closedtbb-teamMake DuckDuckGo's onion service the default search engine for about:torApplications/Tor Browser

Change History (13)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by gk

Before that is going to happen we'd need some data on whether DDG can handle our load and how large the performance drop-down for searches would be.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Replying to gk:

Before that is going to happen we'd need some data on whether DDG can handle our load and how large the performance drop-down for searches would be.

In my experience, the onion searches are faster, not slower.
And they're much faster than Disconnect (the old default).
But yes, we need some data.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by i139

DDG onion should use Single Onion Service (SOS), will be very interesting to see this, if Tor team say it to they, they will use SOS because they are very comprehensive about tor users in opposition of StartPage...

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by tokotoko

Cc: fdsfgs@… added

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by cypherpunks

Closed #22761 as a duplicate.

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by gk

Cc: Dbryrtfbcbhgf added

#23775 is a duplicate.

comment:7 Changed 17 months ago by dmr

#24379 is practically a duplicate, although the OP argues it is for about:tor instead of the search bar.

comment:8 Changed 17 months ago by dmr

Cc: dmr added
Keywords: tor-hs added

comment:9 Changed 17 months ago by dmr

#20428 is a duplicate, focused on mobile.

comment:10 Changed 17 months ago by cypherpunks

Mentioning the reason for why DDG-onion on about:tor at first before doing anything else is a good idea:

This is feasible since only a very few percentage of Tor Browser users make initial searches on about:tor, thus, its load and performance drop-down should be minimal if this gets implemented.

comment:11 Changed 5 months ago by cypherpunks

note: different cypherpunks nym user here than the previous comments.

is this change planned soon? (or ever?)

ironically, since any deviation from the defaults makes one's traffic unique, choosing to manually select the onion service from the search preferences could be argued to reduce one's anonymity

conversely making the default a dot onion provides a great example of a lawful, useful onion service

comment:12 Changed 2 months ago by cypherpunks

making the default a dot onion provides a great example of a lawful, useful onion service

I agree with this cypherpunk. I hope the change is made soon.

comment:13 Changed 2 months ago by cypherpunks

Please make the default on about:tor first then on the whole browser.

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