Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo did something unexpected recently - it brought in Apple Maps as its default mapping partner.
Digital privacy expert David O'Brien, a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, weighed in on the partnership, noting that "anonymity doesn't really exist on the internet for individuals." But for what DDG and Apple Maps are offering he said both companies won't be collecting as much information as other internet services.
Even if both companies live up to their data collection standards, said he's wary of how the privacy policies are implemented. "The devil can be in the implementation details and in how people are actually using these services," O'Brien said.