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The internet browser Mozilla Firefox has announced that it is distancing itself from the search engine giant Google.
For the last few years, Google has paid Mozilla over 300 million US dollars in exchange for being the default search engine on the browser.
The deal has come to end, and Mozilla has announced that it has changed the default search engines to Yahoo in the US, Yandex in Russia, and Baidu in China.
Google is still the default search engine for users in Europe, but Mozilla is no longer being paid by the search engine, and therefore is free to change this at any time.
There is speculation that the Mozilla-Google partnership came to an end because of allegations of anti-competitive practices by Google.
Google is currently under investigation by the EU for unfairly prioritising its own services over its competitors in its search results.
Mozilla has said it prides itself for its unbiased approach, something that may have made it want to distance itself from Google, at least until the EU investigation has come to its conclusion.