Google responded to Microsoft’s accusations that Google’s new privacy policies serve Google first, and users second.
The post seeks to dispel seven “myths” about Google’s alleged privacy issues. While Masiello doesn’t outright say the post is a response to Microsoft, five of the seven myths are sourced to Wednesday morning’s Microsoft post.
Here are the seven statements Google makes to respond to what’s been said on the web:
- Google does not, as Fairsearch wrote, sell user information. Advertisers buy ads that match keywords, based on anonymous data.
- Google’s privacy controls have not changed, as Microsoft wrote they had.
- Google’s privacy changes are meant to benefit users not advertisers, as Microsoft wrote.
- Google doesn’t read your email, as Microsoft wrote.
- Google’s apps are safe and government-certified, unlike what Microsoft wrote.
- Google’s privacy changes don’t jeopardize government information, as SafeGov.org wrote.
Are you satisfied with Google’s response or do you feel as if your private information is in jeopardy? Let us know in the comments.
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