Doesn't mean they'll change just because of it. Its probably not the right thing to do, but like with you, who wouldn't stop using Google, that wouldn't be the right thin to do (if you consider their actions to be unethical)... and then we are trapped in a circle.
There's prob not much I would do. I wouldn't even waste my time saying that I hate Google. This is a fact of using free services on the Internet...they will give whatever information they can give away. But the question revolves back to whether or not that's the right thing to do. Just because something is "legal" doesn't mean it's ethical.
Whether or not Microsoft's ad has a point, no I don't think it's able to hurt Google. Anyone can see right through what they're doing. My immediate reaction was to laugh (out loud)... not to say, gee that Microsoft really cares about the user!
Yes. The question is, Can MSFT really hurt Google? I don't think so at this point-- alone, anyway. A thousand smaller firms plus MSFT could dislodge a market position, though. And Google's flaws are making it more vulnerable these days.
Indeed, Mary. But can anyone really take Microsoft seriously when it lectures Google on how to treat users... and vice versa? These two take turns attacking each other for engaging in similar practices. Microsoft will do anything right about now to attempt to injure Google.
I think it's legal too -- but the Electronic Privacy Information Center thinks it violates Google's agreement with the FTC; and apparently eight members of Congress have written to Google this week requesting more information about this change.
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