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Microsoft Says They Wont Go Through Your Stuff... To Sell You Ads

by on12 June 2014 1216 times

Here at DecryptedTech we love semantics as they provide us with endless hours of fun not only deciphering the hidden message behind the words, but also in laughing at the message that is trying to be presented. Today we are taking a look at Microsoft’s latest PR move and how they hope it will not only help them recover from the sins of the past, but hurt Google just a little bit.

Microsoft has been trying to recover the trust of the consumer when it comes to privacy and security. This is something they lost (and lost bad) when Edward Snowden revealed how close of a relationship they have with the NSA. It was pretty bad and they (Microsoft) have been trying to rebuild things ever since. So far they have stood up against a US based search warrant trying to get at data in Europe and have also rewritten their “privacy policy”.

When they announced the latest version they made sure to remind people that Google digs into your data with the purpose of selling you ads. Well you can rest assured that Microsoft will not be doing any of that. No they would never dig into your email and files… to sell ads. Instead they made sure to include verbiage that says they will retain the right to go through your stuff, just not for the purposes of pushing ads at you.

So in the long run it is pretty much business as usual (just with happy sounding words) with one exception: Microsoft will not read your email (or at least let you find out about it). If there is suspicion of criminal or illicit activity they will turn over the keys to your account to law enforcement though. Oh and they will continue to scan Skype conversations looking for links to pirated content, just so you know.

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