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Microsoft Throws Down the Gauntlet Against Google

Posted by on February 7, 2012 at 10:02 pm

In lieu of the controversial Privacy Policy change that Google has recently come under fire for, Microsoft has decided to step up and strike while the iron’s hot. There were newspaper ads taken out last week that boldly pointed out Google’s troubles, the users concerns, and an alternate product conveniently made by Microsoft. However, it appears Microsoft is removing both gloves as they attack Google and more specifically GMail, in a video published by Microsoft, on ironically, the Google owned Youtube. Check out the video after the break.

 

Microsoft brings up a a fair argument in their video. Google does indeed scan through emails to find relevant information to be used in advertising on your Gmail Page. Hotmail does not have advertising based on email content. However, they most certainly have the ability to if they so desired. At the end of the day, this is just two tech giants having a war of words but as a consumer its important to be aware of what services you are signing up to and how your privacy will be effected. Its then your choice, and your choice only, if you are comfortable with that.

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