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Microsoft Attacks Chrome: No Fooling!

Google may have an overall great reputation, but those in the know are very concerned with how the company deals with privacy. Simply put, Google knows a lot about what we do and hangs onto that information like grim death.

Now Microsoft claims the Chrome browser is designed to collect even more of our private actions. According to Microsoft, Chrome is little more than a keylogger, whereas IE 8 takes pains to protect your Internet comings and goings. The crux is that Chrome combines the search and address bars, so when you type in a URL is goes to Google just like any other search.

Skeptics point out that if you use Chrome and have Bing as your default search, those URL request get sent to Microsoft!

What do you think of how Microsoft and Google deal with privacy? How much privacy should we expect online? Send your most public thoughts to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on April 02, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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