We all know that Google and Microsoft don’t get along. It’s like trying to get a Windows computer to not need virus protection…it will never happen! ZING!
The latest of shots fired at Google target their want for all your personal data and falling just short of wanting rights to first born and how that makes some users uncomfortable.
Recently, Microsoft sent emails alerting some improvements in their terms of service. Compare for yourself below:
As part of our ongoing commitment to respecting your privacy, we won’t use your documents, photos or other personal files or what you say in email, chat, video calls or voice mail to target advertising to you.
We collect information in two ways:
Information you give us. For example, many of our services require you to sign up for a Google Account. When you do, we’ll ask for personal information, like your name, email address, telephone number or credit card. If you want to take full advantage of the sharing features we offer, we might also ask you to create a publicly visible Google Profile, which may include your name and photo.
Information we get from your use of our services. We may collect information about the services that you use and how you use them, like when you visit a website that uses our advertising services or you view and interact with our ads and content.
Google might collect a lot of information, however I will give them credit where it’s due because they at least tell you upfront how they are going to use it. I do applaud them for their honesty, however their uses have come into question a lot lately.
Bottom line, Microsoft is capitalizing on everyone being scared of sharing their data with Google. If you don’t trust your data being shared, then don’t do business with them. Ultimately, their are laws protecting your confidential data from being shared and I assure you that the day Google violates that, their will be a multi-trillion dollar lawsuit that you can be a part of. So share away, maybe one day you’ll be rich! Just kidding…don’t actually do that, do what you’re comfortable with.