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Google's New Terms of Service Raise Privacy Concerns

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Google has more rights to the personal content users share than most people may have realized.

In its recently updated terms of service, the company acknowledges that it not only scans email, but retains the right to use personal content for marketing and internal development purposes.

If that's not enough to make you jittery, consider this: There could be even less privacy down the line. Google has significant mobile ambitions, including its modular smartphone dubbed Project Ara. Google previewed the phone, now in the earliest stages of development, at a developer event in Santa Clara, Calif. this week.

Cell phones pose multiple privacy problems, including lack of anonymity, location tracking and easy interception.

Microsoft Tries to Lure Small Business from Gmail, But What About Yahoo Mail?

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Boasting claims of improved productivity and communications, Microsoft is offering a new Outlook.com tool to help small business users switch from Gmail.

Microsoft might also want to offer a similar feature for Yahoo Mail customers after recent problems that just seem to be growing worse. 

Microsoft Offers Outlook.com, Skype Integration in US, Canada, 4 Other Countries

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Microsoft has announced that the integration of Skype and Outlook.com is now finally available in the US and Canada, as well as a number of European countries, having announced a preview version of the integration in the UK at the end of April. 

Doc Mgmt Roll-up: Microsoft Outlook.com's Outage, Axceler Offers Yammer, SharePoint Support

Document Management,Microsoft Outlook.com's Outage, Axceler Offers Yammer, SharePoint SupportA couple of notable points this week in the document management space, including the outage of Microsoft Outlook.com, will be of concern to many business users. HP-Autonomy is back with an upgrade to LiveVault, while Axceler’s ViewPoint offers Yammer and SharePoint support and Layer2 is helping SharePoint users find information. Lets take a look ...

Google Says Gmail Users Shouldn't Expect Privacy

google, gmail, privacy, information management If you always suspected that Google was reading your emails, in a legal motion filed in a California court, Google admits that it is indeed doing just that. And ... it says that users should not expect the content of their emails to be private.

 

Microsoft Slams Door on Outlook.com Linked Accounts Due to Security Weakness

Microsoft Shuts Down Outlook Linked AccountsMicrosoft kills linked accounts functionality in Outlook.com

When Microsoft introduced Outlook.com as a Hotmail replacement that was equally good as both a personal and business email service, it also introduced linked accounts. Microsoft, however, has changed its mind about linked accounts and will scrap this functionality at the end of July.

Microsoft Brings Google Chat to Outlook.com, SkyDrive

Microsoft Brings Google Chat to Outlook.com, SkyDrive

Launch a Gchat session right from an Outlook.com email message with the Google contacts integration.

Google's instant messaging service has been integrated into the Microsoft universe, at least when it comes to the Web based Outlook.com and the cloud based SkyDrive storage app.

Microsoft Kills Hotmail, Outlook.com Now Has 400 million Active Accounts

The move form Hotmail to Outlook.com is over. It's official. According to a post on the Microsoft Office blog, everyone on Hotmail has been upgraded and everyone that doesn't already have access to the features Microsoft has been adding over the past months will be given access in the coming months.

Microsoft Brings Skype to Outlook.com

In another small step forward for Outlook.com, Microsoft has announced that it is making Skype available through the Outlook.com interface. However, unless you are part of a small group of people in the UK that have been offered access to a small beta test, you will have to wait until a little bit later in the year for the new functionality.

Microsoft Upgrades Outlook.com Android App, Includes Mail Threads, Cleaner Interface

In light of the ongoing change-over from Hotmail to Outlook.com, news from Microsoft that it has upgrade its Outlook.com app for Android.

Document Mgt Roll-up: Resolving Outlook.com Problems, Metalogix's Big SharePoint Files

This week has been a busy one for Microsoft. Outlook.com went down because of overheating in data centers while there have been a couple of releases for SharePoint including Metalogix for big files and ShareVault’s document transfer for SharePoint. Kofax has also upgraded is capture capabilities.

Microsoft Outlook.com Outage Rolls Into Second Day, Latest Update

outlook_2013_logo.jpg Trouble with Outlook.com is now in its second day as Microsoft struggles to resume service to many users, spread around the world. 

Microsoft Says 60 Million Signed Up To Hotmail Killer As Outlook.com Leaves Preview

In December we took a look at Microsoft’s Hotmail email replacement service Outlook.com to see how it was coming along. At the time Microsoft said that about 25 million people had made the jump with a lot more getting ready. Two months later, users number 60 million, the new service is out of Preview and able to scale to one billion users.

Microsoft, Google Exchange Blows Over Gmail, Calendar, Contacts and Email

There’s nothing like the season of goodwill to bring out the best in technology giants. In the case of Microsoft and Google, just when you might have thought they couldn’t find anything else to fight over, they’ve started slinging shots at each other over email and contacts synching.

Microsoft Tightens Outlook.com Security, 'Encourages' Hotmail Users To Upgrade

By the looks of things, we are entering the End of Days for Hotmail. In spite of this, Microsoft is still not finished tinkering under the hood of Outlook.com, Hotmail's replacement, having just introduced new security features that should improve it.

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