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[2]: Comment by raom
by binary0x01 on Wed 27th Sep 2017 19:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by raom"
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That's exactly my view; people are giving up their freedoms under the guise of righteousness stemming from this need to conform and see eye to eye with everyone else, along with assuming people that do not conform are involved in illicit activities by default and are therefore guilty until proven innocent... which is completely backwards.

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RE[3]: Comment by raom
by Kochise on Thu 28th Sep 2017 02:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by raom"
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Especially when the sense of righteousness tend to switch from time to time and has already led mankind a few times into "the darkest times of its history". What kind of society that promotes democracy and freedom needs such kind of mass applied surveillance ? Ain't that a little hint already ?

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