Bing: always personalized

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  1. kevs1 macrumors regular

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    Like most I mostly use Google, but I have a question about Bing.

    Every search, it says at the bottom my results are personalized.

    I had once this issue with Google, and I chose don't personalize, or even better with Google now you have to log in. So I don't log in.

    With Bing, no matter what I do, I go in circles, and it always says "results personalized" at the bottom. And I'm never logged in. And I think I choose not to personalize, but maybe I can't find the save button? Lost. I don't know. lost. Thanks.

    And today on iphone, I saw slider to turn off personalization, but it would not work, would not slide off.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    When I click on "Learn More" it takes me to a page that explains search history. Nothing there about opting out.

    I assume the personalization is based on your search history, location and who knows what else.

    You can probably beat it by using a "Private Window" in the Opera browser with the built-in VPN "On".
     
  4. kevs1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys. I am using private window and that has no effect.

    Reality is, that for this specific project, I cannot use a VPN or Tor, etc, this project requires to use search engines in their native space, without going beyond a private window, and with search history off. So I'm stuck.

    It's just nutty that there is no intuitive way to get it off.
     
  5. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Yes clear your cookies then try!
     
  6. kevs1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Clearing cookies does not help. Played around with that, and finally still personalized. Are you testing this? Curious if anyone can conquer this.
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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