Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President, Corporate Communications, Microsoft writes on The Official Microsoft Blog:
During the last week or so, there has been a fair amount of discussion about how Google is making some unpopular changes to some of its most popular products. You can see some of the concerns and worries about lack of choice and so on in these links.
When we read the coverage last week, it was clear people were honestly wrestling with the choices that had been made for them and were looking for options or alternatives.
The changes Google announced make it harder, not easier, for people to stay in control of their own information. We take a different approach – we work to keep you safe and secure online, to give you control over your data, and to offer you the choice of saving your information on your hard drive, in the cloud, or on both.
- Hotmail: Join the hundreds of millions of people who enjoy not worrying about the content of their private e-mails being used to serve ads.
- Bing: The search engine that gives you great experiences using the whole Web.
- Office 365: The award-winning online collaboration solution for businesses who don’t want their documents and mail used to benefit advertisers.
- Internet Explorer: The world’s most popular browser, now with Tracking Protection, offering controls over your privacy as you browse.
And to help remind people of these alternatives, we’re placing a series of ads in some major newspapers this week.
If you haven’t tried these Microsoft products and services, give ‘em a shot. If you’ve tried them before and moved on, come on back. We’ve left the light on for you.
Posted by Frank X. Shaw
Corporate Vice President, Corporate Communications, Microsoft