Microsoft Anti-Google Efforts Get 9,000 Backers

The recently released petition is barely stirring up interest

  The petition has a goal of 25,000 signatures
Microsoft relaunched its Scroogled anti-Google campaign approximately ten days ago together with a brand new petition supposed to show the search giant that looking into Gmail accounts to serve relevant ads is not a fair practice.

Microsoft relaunched its Scroogled anti-Google campaign approximately ten days ago together with a brand new petition supposed to show the search giant that looking into Gmail accounts to serve relevant ads is not a fair practice.

Sadly for Microsoft, the petition has barely attracted 8,800 signatures, even though the company most likely expected to reach the necessary 25,000 threshold a lot quicker.

“Google earns money by violating your privacy. They go through every word of your personal Gmail so they can target you with ads. Every word of every email. Even the most private ones. Do you feel violated yet?” the petition reads.

While users who have already signed the petition clearly seem a bit disappointed by Google’s practices, not many are willing to make the switch to Outlook.com, even though Microsoft insists that its email service actually respects their privacy.

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