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Microsoft Claims Google Chrome Steals Your Privacy 522

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft is going on the offensive against Google, accusing the search giant of creating a browser that does not respect user privacy. The company posted a video, embedded below, on TechNet Edge with the following description: 'Watch a demo on how Google Chrome collects every keystroke you make and how Internet Explorer 8 keeps your information private through two address bars and In Private browsing.' Microsoft's first criticism is Chrome's combining the address bar and the search box into a single entry box; IE8 keeps those fields separate. 'By keeping these boxes separate, your privacy is better protected and the addresses of the sites you're visiting aren't automatically shared with Microsoft, or anyone else,' says IE product manager Pete LePage."
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Microsoft Claims Google Chrome Steals Your Privacy

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  • Re:Look.... (Score:3, Funny)

    by the_humeister ( 922869 ) on Wednesday March 31, 2010 @07:14PM (#31694900)

    Well, that and your keystrokes are sent to Google...

  • by Ironhandx ( 1762146 ) on Wednesday March 31, 2010 @07:19PM (#31694952)

    The unfortunate thing here is that when it comes to google, they really don't have much else.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 31, 2010 @07:20PM (#31694972)

    Wait a minute. I'm a manager, and I've been reading a lot of case studies and watching a lot of webcasts about The Cloud. Based on all of this glorious marketing literature, I, as a manager, have absolutely no reason to doubt the safety of any data put in The Cloud.

    The case studies all use words like "secure", "MD5", "RSS feeds" and "encryption" to describe the security of The Cloud. I don't know about you, but that sounds damn secure to me! Some Clouds even use SSL and HTTP. That's rock solid in my book.

    And don't forget that you have to use Web Services to access The Cloud. Nothing is more secure than SOA and Web Services, with the exception of perhaps SaaS. But I think that Cloud Services 2.0 will combine the tiers into an MVC-compliant stack that uses SaaS to increase the security and partitioning of the data.

    My main concern isn't with the security of The Cloud, but rather with getting my Indian team to learn all about it so we can deploy some first-generation The Cloud applications and Web Services to provide the ultimate platform upon which we can layer our business intelligence and reporting, because there are still a few verticals that we need to leverage before we can move to The Cloud 2.0.

  • A Koan (Score:5, Funny)

    by arielCo ( 995647 ) on Wednesday March 31, 2010 @07:48PM (#31695336)
    If a joke is told and no one gets it, does it WHOOSH?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 31, 2010 @07:57PM (#31695442)

    This is why I do all my pr0n surfing on Lynx.

  • Spin (Score:5, Funny)

    by vikstar ( 615372 ) on Wednesday March 31, 2010 @07:58PM (#31695464) Journal

    Earlier that day at Microsoft...
    "Hey Pete, we can't get the combined search and address bar to work properly"
    "Hmm. Ok, don't worry, we'll just spin it as a security feature".

  • Re:A Koan (Score:3, Funny)

    by blackraven14250 ( 902843 ) on Wednesday March 31, 2010 @08:00PM (#31695474)
    I'd venture and say yes it does WHOOSH, but nobody hears it. Unfortunately, I can't confirm that result as there was no observer attuned to the frequency of WHOOSH...
  • by Jazz-Masta ( 240659 ) on Wednesday March 31, 2010 @08:48PM (#31695942)

    They (M$) do collect this information locally if you have form auto-completion

    Yes, and my MS Outlook 2007 collects my emails and stores them locally too! Bastards!

  • Re:A Koan (Score:5, Funny)

    by LoverOfJoy ( 820058 ) on Wednesday March 31, 2010 @09:34PM (#31696254) Homepage

    Are you sure it's a joke? I've worked for several managers who sound just like that. And they're 100% serious.

    And would those same managers be posting on slashdot? Even if they were to somehow find their way here, they wouldn't be posting as an anonymous coward. They'd post under a username like PowerBoss2000. At least that's the impression I get from watching The Office. Maybe I should get back to searching for a job.

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