Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Sep 2017 10:08 UTC

Consistency is Apple's main motivation given for switching the results from Microsoft's Bing to Google in these cases. Safari on Mac and iOS already currently use Google search as the default provider, thanks to a deal worth billions to Apple (and Google) over the last decade. This change will now mirror those results when Siri, the iOS Search bar or Spotlight is used.

"Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and Spotlight on Mac will allow these services to have a consistent web search experience with the default in Safari," reads an Apple statement sent this morning. "We have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain committed to delivering the best user experience possible."

Interesting move. The only logical move, of course - Bing is terrible - but still interesting if you look at the relationship between Apple and Google.

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RE: Comment by raom
by Morgan on Tue 26th Sep 2017 17:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by raom"
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"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say."

For me it has nothing to do with "doing illegal shit", I prefer not to have my searches logged just as I prefer not to live in a house with glass walls and no curtains. Privacy is rarely about legal vs illegal activity, it's about a feeling of owning one's own information and controlling access to it. Why demonize the natural desire for privacy by framing it as presumed guilt?

If you want to know more about me, ask me, don't follow me everywhere I go and log everything I do. If someone did that in the physical world, they would be arrested for stalking, why should it be any different online?

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