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+ - University Rejects Google for Its Privacy Scruples

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freepay writes "In a weird case with implications for personal autonomy, The Daily Pennsylvanian student newspaper reported that the University of Pennsylvania wanted Google instead of Microsoft to replace its crash-prone email system — but selected Microsoft instead. According to the article, the key issue was that Google did not want to include applications such as Blogger within the contract.

"'We felt that it was appropriate to keep a separation between the information that administrators would have access to in Google Apps and some of the more consumer applications that students would want to use and control in their personal lives,' Rajen Sheth, product manager for Google Apps for Education, wrote in an e-mail."

"Microsoft, on the other hand, was extremely easy to work with...""

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