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China blocks, then unblocks Microsoft’s Bing

UPDATE 1/24: China’s blocking of the Bing search engine appears to have lasted only about a day. On Thursday, access to the site returned. “We can confirm that Bing was inaccessible in China, but service is now restored,” a Microsoft spokesperson told PCMag. Users across the country reported the same on local social media. It’s […]

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Microsoft Bing is back online in China

Microsoft’s Bing could not be viewed in China on Thursday due to an accidental technical error rather than censorship reasons, according to Bloomberg News sources. Access to Microsoft’s Bing search engine has since been restored in China, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to ZDNet. The company did not provide any further explanation of the reasons for […]

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China blocks Microsoft’s Bing, bolstering state’s online censorship

Microsoft’s search engine Bing has been blocked in China. China heavily censors the information its citizens can access online, a system known as the “great firewall.” In the past, China has cut off the country’s access to several prominent social media platforms and websites, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Netflix. Loading Something is loading. Microsoft’s […]

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Microsoft’s Bing search engine blocked in China

Microsoft’s Bing search engine appears to have been blocked in China. This move leaves the world’s largest population of Internet users without access to any well-known foreign search engine. Bing was only allowed to operate in China because it chose to comply with the strict demands of Chinese censors, who run one of the most […]

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Microsoft’s Bing search engine returns to China after crash

The Microsoft Bing search engine is available in China after being temporarily blocked by the Chinese government. Since Google’s blockade in 2011, Bing has been the only non-Chinese company search engine still accessible to Chinese citizens. China’s strict censorship policy, which has earned the name “Great Firewall,” has blocked citizens’ access to several prominent social […]

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China blocks Microsoft’s Bing search engine for a day | China

After a one-day outage, Microsoft’s Bing search engine is being restored in China, according to the company. On Thursday, users in China said they could not access Bing, making it the last foreign tech service closed behind the country’s great firewall. “We can confirm that Bing was inaccessible in China, but service is now restored,” […]

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Microsoft Bing briefly blocked in China: company says site “unreachable”

Microsoft confirmed Thursday that Bing is not available in China, raising concerns that it is the latest in a growing list of global internet platforms to be shut out of the huge Chinese market. A few hours later, however, some users were able to access the service again. “We can confirm that Bing was inaccessible […]

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Microsoft’s Bing access restored for some users in China

By Josh Horwitz, Brenda Goh (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp’s Bing search engine was accessible to some netizens in mainland China on Thursday evening, indicating that online access to the foreign tech service may have been restored in the country’s great firewall. Bing’s website was accessible over mobile connections as well as broadband connections, although some […]

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Microsoft’s Bing search engine is back online in China

Microsoft’s Bing search engine is back online in China after nearly a day of blackouts that led many to believe the service had become the latest US tech product to be banned by the Chinese government. Users are now reporting that Bing is back in mainland China, reports Bloomberg today, and the publication was able […]

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China appears to block Microsoft’s Bing as censorship escalates

China has long been a difficult market for Microsoft. For years, it fought against widespread piracy of its Windows and Office software. In July 2014, four of its offices in China were stormed by officials who interviewed executives, copied contracts and records, and downloaded data from the company’s servers. What has been described as an […]

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Investigation finds Microsoft Bing surfacing and recommending child pornography

Microsoft’s search engine serves and recommends child pornography, according to a survey by TechCrunch and third-party researchers. After receiving an anonymous tip that illegal images of children were readily available on Microsoft Bing, TechCrunch enlisted online abuse prevention firm AntiToxin to investigate. Together, they discovered that common search terms for child pornography yielded an array […]

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Microsoft’s Bing search results suggest child pornography and other terrible things

Microsoft’s Bing search engine may have been around for nearly nine years, but it still seems like the company isn’t paying enough attention to it. Many internet users probably still struggle to take the Google alternative seriously, but the truth is that Bing can actually deliver deeply problematic search results. Today, a report commissioned by […]

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Microsoft Bing doesn’t just show child sexual abuse, it suggests it – TechCrunch

Illegal exploitation of children imagery is easy to find on Microsoft’s Bing search engine. But what’s even more alarming is that Bing will come up with keywords and related images that provide pedophiles with more child pornography. Following an anonymous tip, TechCrunch commissioned a report from online security startup AntiToxin to investigate. The results were […]