Apple has released Safari 7.1 for users of OS X 10.9 Mavericks with the addition of the DuckDuckGo search engine as a default search option. Unlike other search engines (such as Google), DuckDuckGo does not collect or share your personal information to serve up content and ads (for an overview of the search engine, see “Search in Private with DuckDuckGo,” 20 August 2014). To switch to DuckDuckGo, go to the General tab in Safari’s Settings and choose DuckDuckGo from the Default search engine pop-up menu.
Safari 7.1 now encrypts all Yahoo searches performed from the address bar, and improves both Reader and Autofill compatibility with Web sites. Also included in Safari 7.1, and in Safari 6.2 for 10.8 Mountain Lion, are a handful of security fixes. Safari 6.2 and 7.1 are available only through Software Update. (Free)