I gave Bing a chance because of the rewards. That was a year ago. I learned 2 important lessons over those 12 months: Bing's rewards are terrible, but Bing search results are worse. I am glad to be back to Google search. But I agree with the premise of this article: with so much data running through Google tools, individual privacy is at risk. Time to find a new browser and/or a new search engine.
“Search Here” is a tab or button which will be added on your web browser if your web browser gets infected some hijack viruses such as Trojan malware. Just the same as other redirect viruses, this “Search Here” redirect virus will hijack the normal function of your browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Bing. Your homepage will be replaced by “Search Here” page with a different interface, search box and operating buttons. Don’t think it can really replace your original search engine. It can only bring you much trouble. It will add more shortcut icons on the search page as if these icons can save your time. In fact, when you click these icons, you will open some odd web sites with a lot of advertisements and illegal promoting links. What is worse, when you open your web browser next time, you will find that your original homepage is completely changed to other sites including “Search Here” page.
You may need to reset a preference if "Search Results" or "My Search Results" is appearing as a search engine every time you open a new tab (follow steps 1-4 below the image to determine what opens when you click to open a new tab; see about:config usage above) - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/new-tab-page-show-hide-and-customize-top-sites#w_how-do-i-turn-the-new-tab-page-off
But if you sign into your Microsoft account, sign up with Microsoft Rewards, and use Bing as your search tool of choice Can Bing Surpass Google Search Through Windows 10 Integration? Can Bing Surpass Google Search Through Windows 10 Integration? Google eats Bing for breakfast. But Bing and Microsoft are a Phoenix in full-rebirth mode. As Google faces antitrust allegations and Cortana meets the Windows 10 Taskbar, Microsoft may soon turn the tables. Read More , you’ll earn rewards. The rewards come as points that can be redeemed on games or apps in the Windows Store or directly within the Microsoft Store.
I've read quite a lot about privacy, thank you. There are well documented and serious issues regarding privacy at Google. They're great compared to some other companies who have suffered serious data breaches -- Yahoo, LinkedIn, the list is really endless -- and I do have faith that our data is safe from that mode of attack. Unless an internal employee goes rogue, our search data will remain safe from external threat.
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