From Bing to Goole:The web search results for Siri changed
"We have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain committed to delivering the best user experience possible." Consistency is apple's main motivation given for switching the results from Microsoft's Bing to Google in these cases. Safari on Mac and IOS already currently use Google search as the default provider, thanks to a deal worth billions to apple (and Google) over the last decade. This change will now mirror those results when Siri, the IOS Search bar or Spotlight is used.
The search results include regular 'web links' as well as video results. Web image results from siri will still come from Bing, for now. Bing has had more than solid image results for some time now so that makes some sense. if you use Siri to search your own photos, it will, of course, use your own library instead. Interestingly, video results will come directly from YouTube. This will also change on IOS for the 'i don't know what you're asking but here are web results' Siri behavior as well as intentional 'hey, Siri, search the web for...' queries.
As expected, searches and results are all encrypted and anonymized and cannot be attributed to any individual user. Once you click on the 'Show Google results' link, of course, you're off to Google and its standard tracking will apply. Clicking directly on a website result will take you straight there, not through Google.
The changes began rolling out at 9am PT and should roll out to the entire world by this afternoon.
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