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Microsoft accuses Google of reading private emails


By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

August 12, 2013 | 1 min read

Microsoft has accused rival Google of reading the private email conversations of Gmail users, as part of its campaign which looks to promote security issues of the internet giant.

On its Scroogled website, Microsoft said: "Google violates your privacy by reading every single word of every single email sent to and from Gmail accounts so they can better target you with ads. Now, they're going one step further over the line by using that same personal information to spam your inbox with ads that look like real emails.

“Your email provider should protect you from spam, but Google is doing just the opposite; they're reading your private email conversations and using what they find to push junk mail directly to your Gmail inbox.”

The page then asks the public to sign a petition again this.

Google had not replied to a request for comment at time of writing.

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