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Microsoft Spying on Internet Explorer Users Google Searches in Order to Enhance Bing Search Engine


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#1 Broni

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 11:32 AM

http://www.theinternetpatrol.com/microsoft-spying-with-internet-explorer-on-google-searches-in-order-to-enhance-bing-search-engine/?awt_l=MvOQK&awt_m=1aUehwJz36K295

Has Microsoft been spying on the Google searches of Internet Explorer users in order to use the data to enhance their own Microsoft Bing search engine, to make it more competitive with Google? According to Google, who claims to have caught MS watching their own IE users, tapping their Google searches and using the information gleaned from those searches to make their Bing searches more accurate.


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Posted 04 February 2011 - 06:26 PM

Doesn't surprise me in the least bit, microsoft has a history of stealing other peoples stuff.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:16 PM

I heard about this on National Public Radio yesterday & it cracked me up!

Microsoft steal? Never! They wrote every line of code in Windows themselves.
So did Xerox at the Palo Alto Research Center. Only thing is, Xerox did it first!

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:53 PM

maybe :whistle:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:49 AM

Privacy and someone spying on me, even the principle of it, doesn't bother me ONE BIT...as long as I'm just a number.

Also, they are doing it to ENHANCE (make better) Bing...for those foolish enough to use it. So that is something that benefits people.

Edited by TheEgg, 05 February 2011 - 12:50 AM.


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Posted 05 February 2011 - 01:16 AM

its dishonest if you ask me, if you cant make a profit on your own, then you shouldnt do it . . .

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:03 PM

And Google sets up a sting: Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:16 PM

Because
It's
Not
Google
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:57 PM

XD Good one, Eyesee.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:33 PM

LOL...Number Two (or whatever) always has to try harder :).

One of the first things I categorically do after installing IE...is dump Bing and anything related.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:57 PM

Same here, dump BING and switch it to, oh wait for it, google! lol.

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