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Microsoft Follows Google in Privacy Rules

Microsoft is updating their privacy policy:

“What Microsoft is doing is no different from what Google did,” said John M. Simpson, who monitors privacy policy for Consumer Watchdog, a California nonprofit group. “It allows the combination of data across services in ways a user wouldn’t reasonably expect. Microsoft wants to be able to compile massive digital dossiers about users of its services and monetize them.”

This is bothering me, because somehow this legitimates the new privacy policy from Google. It could also be that this makes the EU fight these policies harder, in order to prevent more companies broadening their privacy policies. I sure hope for the last.