Microsoft’s search engine Bing was launched in 2002 and has since become a powerful search engine in the U.S. It is used in more than 500 million searches every month.
It has a vast array of data about users, and Microsoft claims it is able to learn more about them and their activities by looking at how they use Bing in real time.
That data can then be used to target advertisements based on those searches.
In October, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights advocacy group, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of Justice, which is reviewing Microsoft’s privacy practices.
It alleges that Microsoft collects data on its users and that it uses this data to target ads based on their searches.
The request was filed in February and is currently under review.
EFF notes that the FTC’s privacy guidelines only allow for “use of data collected through use of a third party search engine, web site, or device for a legitimate purpose.”
EFF’s FOIA request seeks to determine if Microsoft collects personal information from users in ways that comply with the law, such as by collecting personal information for specific purposes.
The company’s response to the EFF’s Freedom of Info request has not been released, but in the FOIA request, Microsoft acknowledges that it collects personal data from Bing on a voluntary basis, as part of “operational and operational monitoring.”
Bing does not collect any information on searches, and only gives a user’s search query the opportunity to be sent to a third-party.
The data that Microsoft uses is not shared with third parties.
Bing also does not store any personally identifiable information, such a name, address, or phone number.
Bing uses a “persistent” data collection mode, which means that Microsoft does not record a user for the duration of their search queries, but it does store the user’s searches for a short period of time.
This data is not sent to third parties and Microsoft has stated that it does not retain any personal information about search queries or other activity.
EFF also asked for details on how much data Microsoft collects on searches and on how it uses it, but Microsoft has yet to provide the documents.
EFF is also concerned about how much personal data Microsoft uses in its search queries.
In May, the company stated that “in order to provide a more personalized search experience, Bing will automatically prioritize users based on location, interests, or search terms.”
This means that Bing can only use a user if they have searched for the same query in the past 24 hours, which Microsoft said would not be possible for searches that were not in the previous 24 hours.
However, Microsoft stated that this data collection is “not limited to Bing.”
In response to this data, EFF asked the FTC to investigate whether Bing’s data collection and use violates the FTC Act.
In March, Microsoft provided the FTC with a letter that it sent in response to a Freedom Of Information Act request.
The letter stated that Bing does collect “personally identifiable information” when it searches for search terms that have been linked to a user.
“The information that you have requested may include a query, such that Bing will show you the results of a search,” Microsoft wrote.
Microsoft added that “Bing does not use this information for other purposes.”
This letter does not address the issue of whether Bing has the ability to use this personal data to improve its search results, but rather the issue about how it is used.
The FTC did not respond to a request for comment about the letter, but according to the FOIA response, Microsoft acknowledged that it could use “a small number of searches to match a user” to the results.
“Microsoft will not collect information that identifies individuals based on what they search, such search terms,” Microsoft said in its letter.
The FOIA request was also addressed to Microsoft’s Director of Privacy and Data Protection, Brad Smith.
“As you know, the FTC is working to understand how Bing’s search advertising data collection practices work and how this information can be made more transparent,” Smith wrote in the letter.
“Your office should be providing this information to the FTC so that they can understand and comply with this Act.”
EFF is not the only group concerned about Bing.
In January, a group of privacy experts released a report that stated Bing was collecting personal data without permission.
The report was authored by a group from Stanford University called Privacy Matters and was co-authored by Privacy International and the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
Privacy Matters said that Bing collects data without user consent, including the names, email addresses, and other identifiers of search queries that are linked to individual users.
The group said that “the vast majority of