Microsoft Attacks Gmail Again With A New Video As Part Of “Scroogled” Campaign
Ryan Martin / 4 years ago
Microsoft has rekindled its Scroogled campaign this time producing a new video to attack Google’s Gmail email service. The new video, seen below, shows how Google manages to successfully implement adverts into your inbox by disguising them as emails.
Microsoft says that Google scans through your inbox for keywords and content before delivering targeted advertisements based on those which are disguised as unread emails at the top of your Gmail inbox. Naturally Microsoft is using this as a reason as to why you should switch to their Outlook.com service instead because they do not deliver such “intrusive” advertising.
“Google violates your privacy by reading every single word of every single email sent to and from Gmail accounts so they can better target you with ads. Now, they’re going one step further over the line by using that same personal information to spam your inbox with ads that look like real emails” said Microsoft on its Scroogled campaign website.
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