Microsoft slams Google again over privacy concerns, says IE9 is better


In yet another attack towards Google, Microsoft is touting it’s Internet Explorer 9 as the browser of choice that has the strongest privacy protection and respects your privacy, unlike Google. Microsoft also claims that Google circumvents privacy protection in browsers.

Microsoft claims that Google has been tracking users of Apple’s Safari browser while they surf the web via an iPhone, iPad, or Macs. From what Microsoft says, these attacks are not new and Google has circumvented the privacy protections built into Apple’s Safari browser in a “deliberate, and ultimately, successful fashion.”

“If you find this type of behavior alarming and want to protect your confidential information and privacy while you’re online, there are alternatives for you. Windows Internet Explorer is the browser that respects your privacy. Through unique built in features like Tracking Protection and other privacy features in IE9, you are in control of who is tracking your actions online. Not Google. Not advertisers. Just you,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.

Microsoft touted Internet Explorer 9 as the browser with the “strongest privacy protection in the industry” with its Tracking Protection feature. On top of that, Microsoft offers several other references as to why IE9 is great by describing it as the “epitome of browser choice and control as far as protecting user privacy goes” and how it has made “strides towards providing users with greater control over their privacy.”

Not that long ago, Microsoft bragged about how Internet Explorer 9 was the “browser of choice” as it was designed to give the fastest, safest, and most private browsing experience.

With the recent changes in privacy policies that Google has ushered across its line of products and not offering any opt-out, users have raised concern over the lack of privacy and choices. For these users grappling with the changes, Microsoft has been advertising “better alternatives” to Google products as well as recently releasing a video that “shows you” just how much Google cares more about advertising revenue than privacy.