Bing to start encrypting search traffic by default this summer

Microsoft will sharpen Bing’s security when it starts encrypting all of its search traffic by default this summer.

Bing has offered HTTPS encryption for the past year and a half as an opt in feature, but now Microsoft will default to locking down everybody’s search queries.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2936152/bing-to-start-encrypting-search-traffic-by-default-this-summer.html

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Bing joins Google in favoring mobile-friendly sites

Microsoft is adjusting how it ranks Bing search results for mobile users, prioritizing sites that display better on smaller screens to accommodate the increased use of mobile search.

The changes, announced Thursday, come less than a month after Google started prioritizing mobile-optimized sites in its search results. Both companies are looking to attract more users by providing a better search experience on smartphones and tablets.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2922812/bing-joins-google-in-favoring-mobilefriendly-sites.html

Smart phones – smart cities – smart cars  – smart meters

If it ain’t ‘smart’ it’s not an efficient  control mechanism?

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