As you likely heard yesterday, the US Dept of Justice and 11 states are suing Google for alleged violations of Anti-Trust law. This is the biggest such suit since the one against Microsoft twenty years ago, back when the browser wars were in full swing.
While Google has about 80% of the global desktop market and nearly 90% of the global mobile market for search, they don’t have any of mine. And they really don’t need any of yours either.You can de-Googlify your life. As a reminder, I wrote about my adventures in doing so here:
- The Web Browser Do Over
- The File Sharing Do Over
- Turning Google Against Itself with the Ironic Chromebook
- My Apps & Programs
But if you do just one thing today, let it be changing your default search engine to DuckDuckGo. It’s not hard, and it’s the most important first step you can take on any device. Even if you’re on Chrome or a Chromebook, you can still say “Duck Google”.