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Microsoft attacks Gmail in new Scroogled video

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 08 Feb 2013 13:58 User comments (4)

Microsoft attacks Gmail in new Scroogled video Are you getting...SCROOGLED????
Microsoft is attacking Google's GMail service in a new video and pile of information on its SCROOGLED website. This time Microsoft is warning you that GMail pries through your most personal e-mails in order to target advertisements at you.

The video shows Eric Schmidt at the end saying; "There's what I call the creepy line: the Google policy about a lot of these things is to get right up to the creepy line but not cross it."

The website urges you to sign a petition telling Google to stop going through your email to sell ads.

Oh, and of course, it points out that Outlook.com would never do such a bad thing!

Check it out at scroogled.com

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4 user comments

18.2.2013 14:09

I've never had my GMail account accessed by a "GMail Partner" and send spam out under my name to everyone in my contact list.

Hotmail did just that...they didn't hack my password, just abused their partner status and accessed all my info with it. I never looked back.

28.2.2013 15:41

I've never lost a gmail account because "I couldnt really 100% authenticate myself" my dad did, wtf does he know about all the very important data that MS demands? nothing, he just knows that he's e-mail will never be retrieved again.

38.2.2013 16:48

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This time Microsoft is warning you that GMail pries through your most personal e-mails in order to target advertisements at you.
That's horrible! At least when Microsoft pries through my most personal e-mails, it's not to target advertisements at me! They just do it so that Steve Ballmer has something interesting to read on the potty. Targeting ads via an automated process is just sick and wrong!

418.2.2013 8:16

Microsoft actually complaining about something??

Heaven forbid!!

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