Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 09:07 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft this week updated its services agreement with subtle, yet potentially significant changes to its policy on privacy and dispute settlement. The company notified users of the changes in an e-mail sent Friday, informing them that the new Terms of Service would go into effect on October 19th. Apparently taking its cue from Google, Microsoft's revised policy allows the company to access and display user content across all of its cloud properties." Microsoft said, when Google announced an identical policy change: "Google is in the midst of making some unpopular changes to some of their most popular products. Those changes, cloaked in language like 'transparency', 'simplicity', and 'consistency', are really about one thing: making it easier for Google to connect the dots between everything you search, send, say or stream while using one of their services." Let me guess: no outraged blog posts from the usual suspects this time around.
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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Tue 4th Sep 2012 20:05 UTC
marcp
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2007-11-23

Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter - F#%@ you all.

I use services that respect my freedom of choice, freedom from oppression and my privacy.
To name a few:
https://startpage.com
https://duckduckgo.com

... and libre operating systems. Shove your sick privacy policies up your ass. I vote with my wallet. I support those who don't try to $@!# with me. I pay them from my gratitude, not because I'm being forced to.

Enough said. Goodbye.

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