Google Responds To Microsoft….. Up Yours Redmond!

In what amounted to a big “up yours” to Microsoft, Google responded to Microsoft’s accusations that they bypassed Internet Explorer’s security settings:

“Microsoft omitted important information from its blog post today,” Google wrote in a statement. “Microsoft uses a ‘self-declaration’ protocol (known as ‘P3P’) dating from 2002 under which Microsoft asks websites to represent their privacy practices in machine-readable form. It is well known – including by Microsoft – that it is impractical to comply with Microsoft’s request while providing modern web functionality. We have been open about our approach, as have many other websites.”

The Boy Genius distilled that response this way:

In the end, Google’s stance is essentially, no we don’t comply with the policy but it’s outdated and most other companies don’t comply with it either. “Today the Microsoft policy is widely non-operational,” Google wrote. “A 2010 research report indicated that over 11,000 websites were not issuing valid P3P policies as requested by Microsoft.”

That amounts to a Google thumbing their noses at any idea that they respect privacy. Sorry Google, you can package it as impractical, but you’re currently acting in a way that makes you look very evil.

As if to drive home the point that Google can’t be trusted, this video from Microsoft surfaced today. See what you think:

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