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 October 21, 2012  Business

Edward Wyatt and Nick Wingfield report:

Microsoft instituted a policy on Friday that gives the company broad leeway over how it gathers and uses personal information from consumers of its free, Web-based products like e-mail, search and instant messaging.

Almost no one noticed, however, even though Microsoft’s policy changes are much the same as those that Google made to its privacy rules this year.

Read more on New York Times.  Does changing the Services Agreement significantly change the Privacy Policy even if that policy is not changed on paper? Microsoft does not see the changes as impact consumer privacy, but it will be interesting to read analyses of the changes by privacy advocates.

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