DuckDuckGo has announced new mapping features with driving and walking directions, powered by Apple Maps.
DuckDuckGo is the premier privacy-oriented search engine, setting itself apart form Google and Bing. The company promises it doesn’t track users, store personal information about them or follow them around with ads as they browse the internet.
While the company has offered map features for years, it is significantly expanding its service to include driving and walking directions. The new map service is powered by Apple’s MapKit JS framework.
DuckDuckGo promises the mapping service will afford the same privacy its users are accustomed to with its search. The fact that it chose Apple’s map software over Google’s is likely a reflection of that focus, as Apple has worked hard to differentiate itself as a company committed to protecting user privacy.