Microsoft slams Google on privacy

Google’s approach to privacy is a decade behind Microsoft, the Redmond software giant’s chief privacy strategist told ZDNet Australia on Thursday in a video interview.
“Google’s a great company, got some great products, but you know in some respects I think Google is where Microsoft was 7 or 10 years ago,” Peter Cullen, Microsoft’s chief privacy strategist told CNET News sister site ZDNet Australia.
Cullen heads up the privacy arm of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group, which has led the company’s drive to tackle security and privacy threats arising from its products. The specialist security group, headed up by ex-U.S. federal prosecutor Scott Charney, was established in 2002 as a response to heightened security concerns following the September 11 attacks.

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