Last week, Asa Dotzler, Mozilla’s director of community development, urged us to switch to Bing as the default search engine in Firefox. Since the release of Bing, I have been switching back and forth between it and Google’s search engine depending on my needs and the quality of the results I obtain from one or the other.
While I’m still torn between who to make my default (probably neither for some time to come), Asa makes a compelling argument for going with the company that protects your privacy better. In a time when sites like Facebook make sweeping changes to privacy in an attempt to gain more traffic from search engines like Google and Bing, it’s nice to have some tools available that do not leech away all privacy.
But that’s not what I want to discuss. This morning, when I loaded up Bing, I saw this:
That’s right. Bing is sporting a firefox on its home page today. Whether intentional or not, it’s a subtle nod from Microsoft to Mozilla. And red pandas are adorable to boot.