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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RE: The difference is competence
by Yehppael on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 09:40 UTC in reply to "The difference is competence"
Yehppael
Member since:
2012-08-01

Both. Google is doing a lot of interesting things with the user data. Throw in Microsoft, poor guard for those results, and you get the privacy disaster of the decade.

I like Google's products, and a lot of their policies are quite good for the user.
There are moments though, and some specific services, that make me glad I don't mix my RL, with my online persona in any meaningful way.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Consider this - it's Google's core business pillar to keep the user data away from advertisers and make money by being the gatekeepers.

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