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It seems like more and more websites refuse to show me the content of a page when I use DuckDuckGo on my Android phone. I get some "Incognito Mode" message. How do they know what browser I am using, and is there anything I can do to subvert this. Really don't want Ad tracking, which is why I switched to DuckDuckGo in the first place.

  • IP address, ISP provider (+location), name and version of your browser - these are basic data chunks which any webpage you access can see. - thats how/why. also android is a big ad-tracker on its own by design... – user0 Feb 14 '19 at 16:47
  • Any workarounds? – David P Feb 14 '19 at 16:50
  • are you using DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser or this is all about DuckDuckGo search engine on some other browser (chrome,ff,opera,etc) ? – user0 Feb 14 '19 at 16:54
  • I am using the DuckDuckGo app on my android phone, which I guess is search engine and browser. – David P Feb 14 '19 at 17:41
  • well workaround would be to use DDG search engine in some other app (chrome, ff, etc.) because apps like these (DDGapp, ADBPBapp, Brave...) are deliberately targeted to ruin browsing experience for und-users if they don't use the "right" mainstream browser. hence android fault. also, you could try to get desktop version of the site you want to access - could help in some scenarios – user0 Feb 14 '19 at 17:50

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