Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Dec 2009 18:35 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Mozilla & Gecko clones The ripples caused by Google's Eric Schmidt's words are spreading further and further throughout the internet. Asa Dotzler, Mozilla's director of community development, wrote on his blog, urging people to switch away from Google to Bing, which he claims has a better privacy policy. Dotzler points users to the Firefox Bing add-on.
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by strcpy on Fri 11th Dec 2009 18:53 UTC
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2009-05-20

I think he has a valid point, to some degree.

Basically my opinion is - very much like in operating systems - that diversity is a good thing.

It would be good for both business and users if there would be more than one "relevant" search engine. This would also help the hot topic of privacy; a single party couldn't correlate different data sets so easily.

And if Microsoft is forced to include a browser ballot, Firefox should be forced to include all relevant search engines by default.

Finally, I don't think Bing is that bad, actually.

Edited 2009-12-11 18:54 UTC

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