Apple Drops Bing Search Engine Results for Siri and Spotlight in Favor of Google

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  1. mistafro macrumors regular

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    Maybe they will announce YouTube 4K compatibility with ATV to return the favour?
     
  2. lunarworks macrumors 68000

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    THANK YOU.

    Bing has always been terrible. For all my concerns about Google, their search engine is simply the best.
     
  3. ck2875 macrumors 6502a

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    I feel like they'll try to lock that behind YouTube Red
     
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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  5. bgraham macrumors regular

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    Lol even Bing gives more relevant results than DuckDuckGo
     
  6. d5aqoëp macrumors 65816

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    Google may be evil and all but Google Search is best
     
  7. bgraham macrumors regular

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    Would you prefer to pay?
     
  8. Dr. James macrumors member

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    Well, Macrumours, you've done it. You've complained officially about everything. No people in their right mind would prefer Bing over Google. Of course, I would have thought that before checking the comments.
     
  9. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

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    Image results still provided by bing

    Also, math results from wolframalpha
     

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  10. Naraxus macrumors 6502a

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    Once again Apple is being shown for the complete hypocrites they are. Everyone knows their stance on "user privacy" is mullarky and here's even more evidence. If they truly cared about user privacy they'd use Duck Duck Go.
     
  11. justperry macrumors G4

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    I think it's most likely.
     
  12. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

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    I'd like to know this too.
     
  13. AppleMad98004 macrumors 6502

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    Dream on.... Doing that would be a violation of Google's business model.
     
  14. miknos Suspended

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    Try DuckDuckGo. You'll be impressed.
     
  15. Naraxus macrumors 6502a

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    Google doesn't sell your personal information.
     
  16. LordQ Suspended

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    Great, time turn off location services for Siri.

    We should be able to choose DuckDuckGo for Siri as well.
     
  17. Xytal macrumors regular

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    Bing is really great at media searching. It honestly surprises me sometimes.
     
  18. justperry macrumors G4

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    You should read the comment below from @Quu, I am pretty sure Apple randomise IP addresses so Google does not know .... about who's done the query.

     
  19. Beyondyourage macrumors newbie

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    Great news, now if Apple would only replace Siri.
     
  20. james yates macrumors newbie

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    I can live without Siri and spotlight, I certainly do not want google having anything to do with my devices
     
  21. 0003939 Suspended

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    This is a big blow to Apple's "privacy" policy and I am disappointed with it.
     
  22. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

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  24. Quu macrumors 68030

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    Seems I don't need to dream as they are protecting our privacy just as I said:
     
  25. AppleMad98004 macrumors 6502

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    "personal" is the key word. No they don't sell your name, email etc but they do collect your data (searches, topics etc) and sell that. And other companies (mine included) triangulate data from other sources to determine the real end users identity.
     

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