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    Dans la tourmente, DuckDuckGo bloque désormais les trackers de Microsoft

    news.movim.eu / Numerama · Monday, 8 August - 09:00

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DuckDuckGo s'est retrouvé en difficulté ce printemps, quand des reproches ont émergé contre lui. Le moteur de recherche a été accusé de ne pas bloquer certains outils de pistage de Microsoft. Aujourd'hui, DuckDuckGo annonce qu'il bloque les trackers litigieux. [Lire la suite]

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    Microsoft trackers run afoul of DuckDuckGo, get added to blocklist

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 5 August - 21:33

Microsoft trackers run afoul of DuckDuckGo, get added to blocklist

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DuckDuckGo, the privacy-minded search company, says it will block trackers from Microsoft in its desktop web browser , following revelations in May that certain scripts from Bing and LinkedIn were getting a pass.

In a blog post , DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg says that he's heard users' concerns since security researcher Zach Edwards' thread that "we didn't meet their expectations around one of our browser's web tracking protections." Weinberg says that, over the next week, the company's browser will add Microsoft to the list of third-party tracking scripts blocked by its mobile and desktop browsers, as well as extensions for other browsers.

"Previously, we were limited in how we could apply our 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection on Microsoft tracking scripts due to a policy requirement related to our use of Bing as a source for our private search results," Weinberg writes. "We're glad this is no longer the case. We have not had, and do not have, any similar limitation with any other company."

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    Un site français anti-IVG reste toujours haut classé sur les moteurs de recherche

    news.movim.eu / Numerama · Tuesday, 28 June - 07:59

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Un site web connu pour tenir des positions défavorables à l'IVG reste visible sur la première page des principaux moteurs de recherche. [Lire la suite]

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    Bing Removed 143 Million ‘Pirate’ Site URLs Last Year

    news.movim.eu / TorrentFreak · Friday, 29 April - 19:10 · 2 minutes

bing Bing has a relatively small market share but that doesn’t mean that it’s being ignored by copyright holders.

Microsoft’s search engine processes millions of takedown requests per week on average and these numbers add up quickly.

142,855,667 URLs

Bing’s latest transparency report was published last week, allowing us to take a closer look at the latest trends. The data show that, in 2021, Bing was asked to remove more than 144 million URLs.

More than 99% of these requests were valid and accepted, which ultimately resulted in the removal of 142,855,667 URLs. This is a small increase compared to the 125 million URLs that were taken down a year earlier.

Looking more closely at the data, we see that there was a sharp drop in removal requests in the second half of the year. The number of reported URLs dropped from 103 million in the first six months to 41 million in the months after.

Top Senders and Targets

The drop in takedown volume can largely be explained by a single takedown sender. More specifically, it’s caused by the absence of requests from “Remove Your Media” toward the end of the year.

Remove Your Media works with various ‘Manga’ copyright holders and sent Bing over 50 million takedown requests in the first half of 2021. In the second half, this dropped to a measly 46k.

With over a third of all reported URLs, the company was still the top sender in 2021, followed by the UK music group BPI and Marketly with 31 million and 11 million reported URLs respectively.

When we look at the most reported domains, manga-related sites are on top as well. Mangapark.net was targeted more than 2.5 million times, followed by related domains such as Mangafox and Ninemanga.

Spillover

As we learned recently , these removals also appear to affect other search engines that rely on Bing’s data. These include DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, Qwant, and Ecosia.

To give an example, one of our news articles about a Game of Thrones leak was removed from Bing’s search results due to erroneous takedown requests. As a result, that article was nowhere to be found in the other search engines either.

After we covered this mistake, the article reappeared in Bing. Unsurprisingly, it reappeared in Yahoo, DuckDuckGo and other search engines as well. However, other removed news articles that we didn’t mention, including this article about several movie screener leaks , are still unfindable at the time of writing.

This takedown spillover effect saves copyright holders a lot of time and effort. However, for those who are targeted by takedown mistakes, it just adds insult to injury.

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    Toujours dépendant de Google, Firefox teste un autre moteur de recherche par défaut

    news.movim.eu / Numerama · Wednesday, 22 September, 2021 - 05:45

Alors qu'un accord avec Google est en cours jusqu'en 2023, la fondation Mozilla regarde si elle peut aller voir ailleurs. C'est ce que suggère un test dans Firefox qui concerne le choix du moteur de recherche par défaut. [Lire la suite]

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    Comment changer le moteur de recherche par défaut sur Android ?

    news.movim.eu / Numerama · Friday, 18 June, 2021 - 12:38

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Lors de la première configuration d'un smartphone Android, il est possible de choisir un autre moteur de recherche par défaut que Google. Ce changement peut aussi être effectué après. [Lire la suite]

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