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Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

Mac OS X has always respected user privacy by default, and Yosemite should too, says an engineer who's studied the new OS

Google considers Amazon as its biggest search competitor

People looking to buy something are more likely to search on Amazon, said Eric Schmidt


Yahoo says it faced $250,000 daily fines for defying U.S. surveillance requests

Yahoo's disclosure about government threats comes amid newly unsealed court documents

Google's search app gets friendlier to bilingual Android users

Queries can now be made in multiple languages without switching settings

Google acquires Jetpac to boost image recognition know-how

Jetpac's technology can be used to find anything on images, but Google is mum about its plans

Google broadens its malware sleuthing to sniff out deceptive downloads

More types of malicious software will be identified by Google's safe browsing service

Microsoft makes Bing search more chatty

A new feature lets people simplify how they phrase their questions to the search engine

Microsoft to speed up Bing with FPGAs next year

Microsoft moves from experiment to deployment of FPGAs to deliver faster search results

Google lowers search ranking of websites that don't use encryption

The move is intended to promote better security practices across the Web

Facebook isn't giving up on search

CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls the company's indexing efforts a years-long process

Microsoft's Bing follows Google in offering Europeans the 'right to be forgotten'

Europe's top court gave people the right to have links to personal information removed from search listings in Europe

Google launches 'cookie choices' site to let users know how they're being tracked

Publishers can incorporate data notifications into their sites using Google's code

Bing to get performance boost from reconfigurable chips

In a project called Catapult, Microsoft is using field-programmable chips to speed up certain tasks

Firefox risks user backlash by adding search box to new tab page

Firefox 31, just released to Mozilla's beta channel, apes Chrome by pushing search in another UI location

After 5 years, Bing still trails Google -- but it has other plans

Always the bridesmaid, Microsoft looks to integrate Bing in new 'world of devices'

Google starts accepting 'right to be forgotten' requests in Europe

The move comes after a ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union earlier this month

Top executives fly the coop at Twitter, Foursquare

A top engineer at Twitter, and two business executives at Foursquare, are leaving

Box sharpens search API

External developers can now build tools, apps, and integrations with more search functionality for Box content

Search engine aspires to be a Google for APIs

The APIs.json metadata format will populate the APIs.io site with machine-readable descriptions of APIs

Google readies automated tool for those wanting to disappear from search results

Online tool will have a mechanism to prevent unauthorized takedowns, said a German DPA with knowledge of the matter

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