I trust Microsoft more than Google with my computing behavior given their track record of telling the government to piss off and some of the comments of Eric Schmidt.
It's funny you should say that, my google account which I started in the closed beta of Gmail (i.e. I had for years) and decided to make my primary account for e-mail, then blogger, then youtube along with all of my site / analytics data, contacts and my search history for the best part of 10 years, I lost when my account was compromised through a Gmail exploit.
I must have sent 50 compromised account / account recovery forms with ALL the correct information, posted on google groups support forums, I even tried to phone them, all of my attempts failed and most of the feedback I was getting from asking around was that they don't give a shit about you unless you're a business customer, short of going down to there offices there wasn't anything I could do about it.
Now, going back to before I had my google account (hotmail days), I remember 2 or 3 times there being occasions when my free [read: not a business customer] hotmail / msn passport was compromised and everytime an e-mail to microsoft resulted in a [read] human response within a few hours and each time they were more than helpful at getting my account back after I verified who I was with them through various means.
Is there anyone from Google that can tell me why their customer service is so alarmingly poor? I've yet to find you. I expected a lot more from Google considering the vast quantities of personal information they gather through various means on their users.
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