The ongoing Google antitrust trial is revealing all sorts of interesting elements of the Apple-Google relationship, which has put the companies’ lucrative deal for Google search to be the default browser on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, under legal scrutiny.
Via Bloomberg, the latest development is that Apple considered replacing Google search as the default search engine in Safari, when customers used Private Browsing mode. Google would have remained the default in normal search mode. The talks between Apple and DuckDuckGo took place between 2018 and 2019.
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Author: Benjamin Mayo