consider changing default search engine from DDG to something else
The current default search engine is duckduckgo:
DDG can no longer be trusted or endorsed as a privacy respecting alternative to GAFAM:
particularly in light of paragraph 2.3. Several decent choices have emerged in recent years that are not as controversial as DDG, such as:
That list is roughly in order of quality. Ideally Purism would run their own searx or yacy instance, and then make that the default search for all browser packages on this forge. Short of that, I suggest openworlds.info.
(note: to be clear, the DDG audit is my own work, not the work of Purism. It has also been published here in case that link is unreachable for some people: http://techrights.org/2021/03/15/duckduckgo-in-2021/ )