China requires Microsoft’s Bing to suspend auto-suggest feature

Author of the article: SHANGHAI — Microsoft Corp’s Bing, the only major foreign search engine available in China, said a “relevant government agency” has required it to suspend its auto-suggest function in China for seven days. The suspension marks the second of its kind for Bing since December, and arrives amid an ongoing crackdown on…
China requires Microsoft’s Bing to suspend auto-suggest feature

Author of the article:

SHANGHAI — Microsoft Corp’s Bing, the only major foreign search engine available in China, said a “relevant government agency” has required it to suspend its auto-suggest function in China for seven days.

The suspension marks the second of its kind for Bing since December, and arrives amid an ongoing crackdown on technology platforms and algorithms from Beijing.

Chinese internet users first spotted the suspension on Saturday.

“Bing is a global search platform and remains committed to respecting the rule of law and users’ right to access information,” Bing said on its Chinese search site.

Bing did not specify a reason for the suspension. Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Internet companies in China have been hit over the past year by a regulatory crackdown that has imposed fresh curbs on areas from content to customer privacy.

In August, Beijing’s top cyber regulator published draft rules dictating how internet platforms can and cannot make use of algorithms. [nL1N2PY05B[

A finalized version of the rules came into effect this month. (Reporting by Josh Horwitz)

Financial Post Top Stories

Sign up to receive the daily top stories from the Financial Post, a division of Postmedia Network Inc.

By clicking on the sign up button you consent to receive the above newsletter from Postmedia Network Inc. You may unsubscribe any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails. Postmedia Network Inc. | 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4 | 416-383-2300

Read More

Total
0
Shares
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Posts
UK first to approve Omicron COVID shot with Moderna nod
Read More

UK first to approve Omicron COVID shot with Moderna nod

Author of the article: LONDON — Britain, the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine in late 2020, has now also given the first green light to a variant-adapted shot that targets both the original and Omicron version of the virus. The UK medicines regulator (MHRA) gave the so-called bivalent vaccine made by U.S. drug…
Amazon among key tech firms to drop CES plans on COVID-19 concern
Read More

Amazon among key tech firms to drop CES plans on COVID-19 concern

Author of the article: Reuters Elizabeth Culliford and Sheila Dang Amazon Inc, Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc, Twitter Inc and Pinterest Inc will not send teams to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas as concerns grow about Omicron https://www.reuters.com/world/omicron-spreading-infecting-vaccinated-who-2021-12-20, the firms said on Tuesday. CES, which serves as an annual showcase of new…
Bond Rebound Snaps as Australia CPI Prompts Half-Point Hike Bets
Read More

Bond Rebound Snaps as Australia CPI Prompts Half-Point Hike Bets

Author of the article: Bloomberg News Garfield Reynolds (Bloomberg) — Australian short-end bonds dropped to lead a reversal for global debt on Wednesday, after government data showed the hottest core inflation since 2009 spurred traders to bet the country’s central bank will make its largest interest-rate increase in two decades.  Three-year Australian yields surged as…
Ex-Lukoil Traders Jump to US-Based Hartree’s Fuel Oil Desk
Read More

Ex-Lukoil Traders Jump to US-Based Hartree’s Fuel Oil Desk

Hartree Partners LP, the commodities trading firm founded by a pair of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. veterans, hired three ex-Lukoil PJSC traders to build out its fuel oil desk. Author of the article: Bloomberg News Lucia Kassai, Jack Wittels and Rachel Morison An oil pump jack at the New Harmony Oil Field in Grayville, Illinois.…