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Vivaldi browser 3.0 uses DuckDuckGo's tracker blocker

Images via Vivaldi and DuckDuckGo
Images via Vivaldi and DuckDuckGo
The latest version of Vivaldi now includes a tracker blocker developer by DuckDuckGo. The tool, which is powered by DuckDuckGo's Tracker Radar software, makes browsing the Internet a bit more private out of the box. However, other privacy-focused extensions should still be used.
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The Internet is always watching you.

That’s a fact quite a few of us either don’t know or ignore. But there are billions of trackers across the many websites on the Internet, and all of them are collecting some kind of data about the users that visit their sites. However, several organizations have developed tools to block these trackers, and one of the most useful is now incorporated into the Vivaldi web browser.

The latest version of Vivaldi, version 3.0, uses DuckDuckGo’s Tracker Radar to improve its tracker blocking features. The browser uses a blocklist powered by the Tracker Radar tool to prevent most of the third-party trackers from harvesting user data. The result is a faster web experience with improved privacy protection.

Of course, no tracker blocker by itself is perfect. While the incorporation of DuckDuckGo’s Tracker Radar is a boon for privacy-conscious users, it’s not a cure-all. Pairing the inherent tracker blocker with Chromium extensions like uBlock Origin covers more bases. Just remember to whitelist sites you want to support. Consider adding Notebookcheck to that list as well. We’d appreciate it.

What are your thoughts on Vivaldi and DuckDuckGo’s new partnership? Let us know in the comments. 

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I've been a computer geek my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a database administrator. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news and reviews. I've also written for other outlets including UltrabookReview and GeeksWorldWide, focusing on consumer guidance and video gaming. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not writing on electronics or tinkering with a device, I'm either outside with my family, enjoying a decade-old video game, or playing drums or piano.
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Sam Medley, 2020-04-22 (Update: 2020-04-23)