"The changes Google announced make it harder, not easier, for people to stay in control of their own information. We take a different approach – we work to keep you safe and secure online, to give you control over your data, and to offer you the choice of saving information on your hard drive, in the cloud, or both," Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of the Microsoft Communication states.
Now, Google is responding back to Microsoft's concerns. "A number of myths are being spread about Google’s approach to privacy. We just wanted to give you the facts."
In response to "Google reads your email," Google stated, "No one reads your email but you. Like most major email providers, our computers scan messages to get rid of spam and malware, as well as show ads that are relevant to you."
Microsoft even attacked Google Apps claiming that it wasn't government-certified. "Google's Apps are certified for government use because they are secure," Google stated.