Taking back control of your privacy: Microsoft to the rescue
Microsoft has been taking extra steps to prove to us that our online privacy is much more of a concern to them than other companies.
To mark Data Privacy Day 2013, which is held on January 28th, Microsoft has announced results ahead of time about a new company-commissioned survey by Ipsos Public Affairs of over 1,000 people on the subject of online privacy to better understand their users’ expectations. The results of this new research show:
- 45 percent of respondents said they feel they have little or no control over the personal information companies gather about them while they are browsing the Web or using online services, such as photo-sharing, travel or gaming.
- Only four in 10 said they feel they totally or mostly understand how to protect their online privacy.
- An equal number of people (39 percent) said they are turning to friends and family, as well as privacy statements, as their top source for privacy information.
- A third of those surveyed (32 percent) said they are paying attention to companies’ privacy reputations, track records, and policies when choosing which websites to visit or services to use.
Microsoft has launched a new website (opens in new tab) with information on how Microsoft handles these features in IE10, Bing, Windows Phone 8 and Xbox, and Microsoft’s Personal Data Dashboard, which is a central location for users to choose and better manage how their personal information is used online. They have also created a new video series called “Privacy in Action”, illustrating these privacy options. These videos will be available at microsoft.com/yourprivacy (opens in new tab).
Source: The Official Microsoft Blog (opens in new tab)
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But Firefox errors and redirects here:
Tried in a Private Browsing window to check it wasn't a cache issue too.
I don't like so many things being tied to one account, but at least Microsoft is so far the best when it comes to privacy, compared to the dataminers at google, facebook, yahoo and others.