Meet Scroogled.com, Microsoft's latest addition to their campaign against Google. Is Microsoft genuinely worried about privacy or are they looking for a way to beat out the Internet giant?
The Google v. Microsoft rivalry continues as Microsoft launches another attack aimed at Google’s Gmail privacy policies. Microsoft, which released the “Gmail Man” spoof video a year ago, has re-vamped their Scroogled website in the style of it’s latest attack.
“Think Google respects your privacy? Think again,” says Scroogled.
The site uses the same tactics as the “Gmail Man” video. Google’s Gmail service scans recipient and sender emails, looking for keywords that are then used to generate ads.
“And there’s no way to opt out of this invasion of your privacy,” says the site, just above a clickable ad that allows users to try Outlook -- Microsoft’s own e-mail software.