Microsoft Bashes Google's Privacy Scruples With ‘Gmail Man’ Video

A new video from Microsoft that takes a jab at Google’s scruples in regards to privacy is going viral today.

A new video from Microsoft that takes a jab at Google’s scruples in regards to privacy is going viral today.  The video, which was apparently screened at the annual Microsoft Global Exchange sales conference earlier this month, features the one and only Gmail Man—a virtual mailman that reads all of your mail looking for words and phrases for ad targeting.  Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, doesn’t it?

Gmail Man even has his own jingle: “He’s everywhere and nowhere at the same time.  He peeks at every subject in un-real time.  Probing every sentence and all your punctuation.  Got his nose in every colon and every situation.”  They end the video with, “Your email is your business.  Google makes it theirs.”  The solution?  Microsoft Office 365, of course!