To date, forty nine percent of America’s tax payers have directly stated that they trust Microsoft. This number, alone, proves that Steve Ballmer has a highly reassuring face to be able to accomplish this.

However, just like the two-faced individuals who initially act like as if they are your friend, social networking websites oftentimes come out sooner or later as your worst enemies. Only thirteen percent of the American public stated that they have huge trust for Facebook. Also, they revealed that they only held minor trust for Twitter, particularly eight percent only.

Both Apple and Microsoft are actually pretty much mistrusted by those who are under the age of thirty years old. However, they trust Facebook as well as Twitter more than the older people, as twenty percent trusts Facebook, and fifteen percent trusts Twitter.

In today’s cyber age, obtaining the talked about “consumer’s trust”, actually, takes on such a huge meaning. Back then, trust was regarded as a one-way event, as consumers purchased the product they desired, believing that the product would be effective on them and not harmful in any way at all.

However, nowadays, the personal information of the people involved is part of the actual transaction. And, there is an existing trust that the information provided will not be abused or shared to others, as it should be regarded as highly confidential data.

The poor rating of Facebook is not surprising at all, provided that the company has never really tried very hard in protecting the privacy of their customers. However, Google, on the other hand, is presently facing a censure warning over the payload data collection they performed with the use of their line of Street View cars.

At present, the social networking sites that usually and commonly took the blow can now rest their hearts because of the current data that they are not actually the lowest of the low, in terms of protection of privacy.

Many times has Google shared that they were always the main target for hackers all over the world. Although they have not directly stated its connection to the current issue, it seems that there is an implication that they are merely experiencing all these woes because of the online enemies they have acquired over time.

Still, Google aims to develop their system, which is evidenced by their provision of as much as one gigabyte worth of storage spice for virtually any kind of file. However, is it really safe to store your confidential information with Google, especially with their admission that they are the main target of hacking attempts?

To date, the world is left relatively clueless about all this. The only thing that Google keeps repeating and repeating is that there have been very sophisticated attacks on their corporate infrastructure, which further led to the theft of intellectual property. And, that is it. Without much information as Google leaves the public in the dark, what does that mean, exactly? The question is, what does the world know about Google’s illegal collection of data so far?