Category: Bing

Microsoft’s Bing Censors Politically-Sensitive Chinese Names in US Searches: Report

Microsoft-owned search engine Bing is targeting politically sensitive Chinese names for censorship in the United States, according to research. Citizen Lab, a cyber research center at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, found that the censorship applied to Bing’s autosuggestion feature. Moreover, it impacts not only Bing but also the Windows Start…


‘Tank Man’ Image Search Showed No Results on Bing Due to Human Error, Microsoft Says

Microsoft on Friday said that its search engine Bing yielded no results when users entered the query “tank man” in the United States and elsewhere for part of Friday because of “accidental human error.” Users in the United States and other countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, and Singapore, reported that Bing returned the message “There…


Australian Prime Minister Says Bing Could Replace Google

CANBERRA, Australia—Australia’s prime minister said on Monday that Microsoft is confident it can fill the void if Google carries out its threat to remove its search engine from Australia. A Google executive told a Senate hearing last month that it would likely make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government goes ahead with…