Microsoft has recently released an updated Service Agreement, set to take effect on September 30, 2023. This revised agreement introduces significant modifications in several areas, with a particular focus on the following:
1. Microsoft Storage and Outlook.com Attachments
One noteworthy alteration pertains to the “Microsoft Storage” section, which encompasses recent adjustments in how Outlook.com handles attachments. These changes have inadvertently caused disruptions for some Microsoft 365 users, preventing them from sending or receiving emails due to full OneDrive quotas.
2. Expansion of “Your Content” in “Your Privacy”
Microsoft has also expanded the “Your Content” section within the “Your Privacy” category of its Services Agreement. This expansion aims to refine the handling of user-generated data, which encompasses information generated through various Microsoft AI services like Bing Chat and others.
3. Introduction of “AI Services” with “Using Your Content” Subsection
In a significant move, Microsoft has introduced a new section titled “AI Services,” complete with a subsection named “Using Your Content.” This raises questions about Microsoft’s potential use of user data for training its artificial intelligence (AI) systems.
Mozilla’s Inquiries and Petition
Service agreements often contain vague terms and language, leaving users curious about a company’s true intentions. Mozilla, in particular, has expressed concern and is seeking clarity from Microsoft.
In recent days, Mozilla has taken to its social media channels, bombarding Microsoft with sarcastic queries and allegations, notes NIX Solutions. Additionally, they have initiated a petition on their official website, inviting users to support their cause.
If you share Mozilla’s concerns and believe in the importance of transparency regarding user data and AI usage, you can show your support by signing their petition on the official Mozilla website.