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The Korean government has asked Apple to allow Koreans to use their own choice of basic search platform on the iPhone, an official told "The Korea Herald" (http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/NEWKHSITE/data/html_dir/2010/03/29/20100329...?). Currently, the default search engine is Google.
The Korea Communications Commission, the country's telecom regulator, is looking into whether the practice restricts consumer choice, according to the "Herald." "We are considering whether Google as the default search engines restricts user choice ... If necessary, we will seek policy measures," the official told the publication. "Key is to give consumers the option to choose their mobile search engines."