A change in UK law means that pornography is to be blocked by default, becoming an opt-in feature. The move is ostensibly an effort to limit access to illegal content or underage content.
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A new survey claims that the majority of the US want search engine such as Google and Bing to block access to links that offer pirated content such as music or movies.
Russia and Turkey are receiving a different default engine to most WP8 handsets, with Yandex coming as standard on both. The partnership could help gain some control for Yandex within Turkey.
Third-party results finally suggest that Google's mail service is leading the world, despite the search giant having claimed this to be the case during the summer. Somehow, Yahoo is still hanging on.
Google has begun to integrate users Google+ posts into their social search results. Results now include commentaries about public links that have been shared by users on their Google+ account.