Mozilla Exec Recommends Bing?!

Posted: Monday, December 14, 2009 by El Guru in Add-ons, Blogs, Browsers, Firefox, Google, Mozilla News

Yes, you read that correct Mozilla Exec, Asa Dotzler is recommending Firefox users to use Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine. Apparently this was sparked by some comments made regarding Google’s privacy by Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

“I think judgment matters,” said Schmidt. “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” Dotzler then links to the Bing add-on for Firefox, stating that Bing’s privacy policy is better than Google’s (and notably fails to mention Yahoo at all).

Schmidt was talking about laws in the US, but the way he worded his beliefs did not sit well with privacy advocates—and a whole lot of other folks—including Dotzler. Microsoft has to respect the Patriot Act and other laws just as Google does, but after seeing Schmidt’s comments, Dotzler decided that Firefox users need to be reminded of Bing’s existence.

Source: Ars Technica

  1. Sam says:

    I’m sticking with Yahoo search, thank you very much.

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