I’m quite used to hearing that Microsoft has annoyed someone.
Usually, it’s a Windows user who’s angry about Redmond’s keenness to slip unwanted products onto their screens.
I was rather moved, then, to hear that Microsoft itself is enduring conniptions of the most fundamental kind.
You see, the company recently commissioned research company YouGov to ask 5,000 registered voters about their innermost feelings. One or two deeply felt highlights emerged.
90% of respondents admitted they’re worried every time they share their information online.
70% privately pointed their fingers at the US government. They said it isn’t doing enough to protect their personal data.
A simliar 70% said they’d like to see the next administration enact privacy legislation.
How do I know this made Microsoft angry? Well, these details come from a bracingly seething blog post — published this week — from the company’s “Corporate Vice-President