Mozilla says if you are using Firefox you should change your search engine to Bing – Really its true!!!

   Asa Dotzler one of Firefox’s (Mozilla) co-founders has recently did a blog post that recommends that all Mozilla’s usersbing should

“switch Firefox’s search from Google to Bing

due to the privacy issues with Google.

No…  Really, really!!!!

I have to admit that this is just about as believable as Bill Gates praising Apple Computers or Microsoft saving Apple from Bankruptcy. Asa makes some good points however on his Blog that Google and it certainly seems to be getting complacent with data private after the video of Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO saidgoogle

"If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.”

I think the reason that Bing’s privacy policy is better than Google’s is that they have already been through the anti-trust ringer and don’t want a repeat of history. Where as Google still thinks it can do know wrong and are willing to push the boundaries a little further.

I also have to wounder weather this means that Microsoft are also paying Mozilla just like “Google (and Yahoo and others) pay for search traffic”. This would be very interesting if this was the case as it would mean Microsoft would effective be paying IE’s biggest competitor. While this sound unlikely just remember that the Exchange team licences Active Sync to both the iPhone and Android even thought they compete against Windows Mobile so I think it is definitely possible.  FirefoxIE

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