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[3]: Comment by raom
by yerverluvinunclebert on Thu 28th Sep 2017 08:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by raom"
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" if the data fell onto unscrupulous hands they could also identify you, and I'm sure google has succumbed to government pressure to use their data,

Data does fall into unscrupulous hands all the time. You just said it. What a silly post.

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RE[4]: Comment by raom
by tylerdurden on Thu 28th Sep 2017 17:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by raom"
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His whole post is an ode to dissonance.

Conditioned minds have to go through all sorts of logic loops to make the indoctrination work.

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RE[5]: Comment by raom
by raom on Fri 29th Sep 2017 03:53 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by raom"
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You keep worrying about the important things in life, like whether some government slime is laughing behind your back at your excentric porn tastes.

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by darknexus on Thu 28th Sep 2017 19:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by raom"
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I'll just add one word to this: Equifax.

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