Filed under: News | Technology News


Microsoft Goes Anti-Google In Privacy Ad Campaign

Software giant plans media blitzkrieg

Feb 1 2012, 2:16pm CST | by

Microsoft Goes Anti-Google In Privacy Ad Campaign

Google is radically overhauling its privacy policies, which can only mean one thing - it's time for privacy to once again be the forefront of the discussion.

Such is the set-up for Microsoft's latest ad campaign, which aims to target the criticism Google has recently faced in the world of online privacy.

Starting today, blockbusters newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today will be bombarded with Microsoft advertisements, calling out the backlash that has erupted by Google's sweeping privacy changes.

In late January, Google streamlined its privacy policies across its more than 60 online products, which has opened up the amount of data Google collects and shares with its internal partners as well as its external advertising partners.

Microsoft isn't wasting this opportunity, and has begun touting its more controlled stance on protecting private user data.

"Every data point Google collects and connects to you increases how valuable you are to an advertiser ... If these changes rub you the wrong way, please consider using our portfolio of award- winning products and services," the ad reads.

It then calls out Hotmail, Bing, and Office 365 as much more user-friendly, non-invasive products that can rival Google's key products. It also encourages users to use Internet Explorer instead of Google Chrome.

"The changes Google announced make it harder, not easier, for people to stay in control of their own information. We take a different approach," Microsoft wrote in a blog post.


You Might Also Like


Shopping Deals


<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at




blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Dropbox Acquires Photo Sync App Loom and Document App Hackpad
Dropbox Acquires Photo and Document Management Startups Loom and Hackpad
Dropbox has become a black hole for apps. It has acquired two more startups, the document collaboration tool Hackpad and photo management app Loom as fundamental assets in its list of possessions.
Laura Prepon Tom Cruise Dating
Laura Prepon Tom Cruise Dating
Laura Prepon and Tom Cruise are dating secretly in Tinsel town. The two seem absolutely smitten with each other.
Porsha Stewart Charged
Porsha Stewart Charged
Porsha Stewart has been charged over her recent catfight with fellow Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore. Arrest warrant issued for the beautiful ROHA star, Porsha Stewart.
Nike Air Jordan XX9 reinvents the classical sneaker
Nike Air Jordan XX9 reinvents the classical sneaker
This is Michael Jordan's 29th iteration of the famous Air Jordan shoe.

The Hottest Photos of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013


Viral Stories the Web