Mozilla Director Asa Dotzler Suggested Firefox Users Switch To Bing

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Mozilla Director of Community Development Asa Dotzler was not very happy with the anti-privacy comments that Google CEO Eric Schmidt made. As a result Dotzler suggested that Firefox users switch to Microsoft’s Bing.com and gave instructions regarding how to switch from the default Google search engine.

“I think that the thing that bothers me most about Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s comment is that it makes clear that he simply doesn’t understand privacy,” stated Dotzler. “That a company with so much user data on its servers is led by someone who just doesn’t understand privacy is really scary to me and it should be scary to you as well.”

Dotzler was referring to an interview that Schmidt had on CNBC when he was asked if Google users should trust their search engine as a “trusted friend.” Schmidt responded “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” Dotzler added that Bing has a better privacy policy than Google too.

What are your thoughts about Dotzler’s statements? Do you think his words are convincing enough to switch your default search? Let us know in the comments.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Mozilla Director Asa Dotzler Suggested Firefox Users Switch To Bing Comments

  1. lofa says:

    Both Microsoft and Google are evil. Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. Neither deserve recognition, support or to be spat upon. Privacy is about freedom and choice, not necessarily “hiding things”. And what is so bad about practicing privacy? I believe that people should maintain privacy to a certain degree. These corporations don't need to know everything about you. [Personal] “Information” is a hot commodity seller. Information = profits. Money is the “god” of planet earth. Money is the root of evil. As the old saying goes, a fool and his money soon part.

  2. lofa says:

    Both Microsoft and Google are evil. Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. Neither deserve recognition, support or to be spat upon. Privacy is about freedom and choice, not necessarily “hiding things”. And what is so bad about practicing privacy? I believe that people should maintain privacy to a certain degree. These corporations don't need to know everything about you. [Personal] “Information” is a hot commodity seller. Information = profits. Money is the “god” of planet earth. Money is the root of evil. As the old saying goes, a fool and his money soon part.

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