DuckDuckGo user here, too. Very interested in privacy issues & protecting mine. Google, on the other hand, wants to monetize everything they can learn about me. Nature of the beast. Like the government, they ARE NOT there to help us. They exist to protect themselves by increasing their power & control over the populace. A very simple concept enhanced by our high tech world.
We still have choices via organizations who work hard to protect & give us those choices like DuckDuckGo & Firefox. Most sheep stay with the main flock. Like schools of fish who are fed upon by predators constantly. Wolves (Google) feed on the weak, ignorant outliers (95% of browser users). Be fast & try & stay in the middle of the flock/school. :D
Predators also attack each other. Just say'n.