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DuckDuckGo: bang searching and SSL

August 14, 2011

New to DuckDuckGo, I’m discovering some of its impressive features. One I find useful is the bang searching feature. Using a bang (!) in one’s search, you can access other search services by forwarding your search to them. For example, if one wants to use Google services like Search, Image Search, or Youtube, one can use !g, !i, and !yt, respectively. I also noticed that !g takes you to Google’s Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) engine. It’s good to see Google and DDG offering options for users to help protect themselves against packet analyzers. Such tools should be standard in a free society.