Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) vs. Google Inc. (GOOG) Mail

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is asking Gmail users to put names on a petition at Scroogled.com, which would demand that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stop its scanning activities. In an e-mail, Google replied, “No humans read your email or Google Account information in order to show you advertisements or related information. An automated algorithm — similar to that used for features like Priority Inbox or spam filtering — determines which ads are shown.”

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been a vocal opponent of the settlement reached between Google and the Federal Trade Commission regarding Google’s business practices and how it handles its standard-essential patents. Microsoft claims it was a “missed opportunity.”

What do you think of this campaign? Are you a Gmail user, and do you have issues with e-mails being scanned for advertising purposes? Would you consider trying Outlook by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for the sole reason of improved privacy and security? What would it take for you to switch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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