One of the beneficiaries of all this NSA spy stuff is DuckDuckGo, a search engine that protects anonymity and privacy. Since the revelations of the NSA’s broad-based Internet data-gathering program, DuckDuckGo has seen its traffic shoot up by 90 percent.
With that story as a backdrop, this I interviewed DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg for PandoWeekly and asked if privacy is dead. Short answer? No. Longer answer? Well, you’ll have to listen to the show for that.
Weinberg also talked about why frictionless privacy is more important than frictionless sharing, what it’s like to run an Internet company from a Philadelphia suburb, and why so many well-funded search companies have failed.
Our next guest on PandoWeekly is Luis von Ahn, founder of reCAPTCHA, which he sold to Google in 2009, and, more recently, Duolingo, a language-learning app that takes advantage of Big Data. Tune in at on BlogTalkRadio at 3pm EST next Friday to listen live.