Microsoft caught stealing Google data

Mat Bettinson
Microsoft caught stealing Google data

Google unveiled the results of a sting operation which shows that Microsoft have been capturing Google search results and placing them into the competing Bing search engine.

The issue relates to Microsoft's Internet Explorer and the Bing Toolbar which apparently passes search queries and visited web pages to Microsoft servers which are then later used to generate results in the Bing search engine.

"I've spent my career in pursuit of a good search engine," said Google search ranking fellow Amit Singhal. "I've got no problem with a competitor developing an innovative algorithm. But copying is not innovation, in my book."

For the full story, head over to sister site PCR.

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Tags: Microsoft , google , bing , results , copy , copying , search

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