Trusting Microsoft More Than A Bank
from the feel-free dept
David Coursey says that he thinks consumers are wrong when they say they don’t trust Microsoft with their personal data. He says that he would rather trust Microsoft than a bank. Of course, I think his column misses the point. The fact is that most consumers don’t want to trust any company with all of their data. Besides, the main reason behind his argument is that Microsoft gets more scrutiny than a bank – thus we should feel safer. This seems ridiculous. Just because they get more scrutiny, doesn’t mean they’re any more trustworthy. In fact, as the anti-trust trial has shown, Microsoft doesn’t much care about the scrutiny it gets.