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08.27.09

UK Web Sites and Healthcare Paralysed by Microsoft Flukes

Posted in Europe, Mail, Microsoft, Search, Security, Servers at 6:44 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Medical series

Summary: Microsoft flags all Web sites as phishing Web sites and the NHS can’t deliver E-mail

A COUPLE of years ago, people lost their entire mailboxes because Microsoft OneCare erroneously deleted them. In response to this, said Arno Edelmann, Microsoft’s European business security product manager: “Usually Microsoft doesn’t develop products, we buy products. It’s [OneCare] not a bad product, but bits and pieces are missing.” Sounds like negligence and poor quality control.

A similar type of bug strikes again and it is causing havoc in the United Kindgom.

MS phishing filter blacklists everything

[...]

A wide range of uk.com websites were misclassified as malign by anti-phishing technology built into the latest versions of Microsoft’s browser software on Wednesday.

That’s now all by the way. Also in the news we find the Microsoft-centric NHS [1, 2, 3] suffering E-mail problems. People’s lives are at stake. They claim it’s a network issue, but the LSE tried the same defense, apparently fraudulently. Given the utterly poor record of Microsoft in E-mail (and lack of compatibility too), it truly takes inside jobs to put such anti-competitive “me too” software inside an enterprise. By “inside job” we refer to cases where someone works both for Microsoft and another enterprise (Microsoft calls it “insider friend, ‘the fox’”).

In the sight of more Microsoft advertisements dressed up as “articles” in the BBC, David Gerard wrote the following satire. It revolves around Ashley Highfield, whom we mentioned a few days ago because he is one among many Microsoft people inside the BBC.

Microsoft has unveiled new technology that will allow the BBC to completely outsource its technology news section to Microsoft.

This cements an informal relationship that has been in place since BBC News slimmed down surplus staff such as subeditors, proofreaders or most of the journalists. “Tech news is a brutally competitive area,” said Ashley Highfield of Microsoft, formerly of the BBC. “It’s a race against time to be first with the rewrite of the press release. I must point out that my current job is in no way related to the Microsoft-based technology I put in place when I worked for the BBC.”

Microsoft is also using its so-called “search engine” to control what people think [hat tip: Tony Manco]. It’s part of a trend which will persist as long as Microsoft relies on ignorance and cronyism to sustain its business.

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2 Comments

  1. Jose_X said,

    August 27, 2009 at 5:01 pm

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    That was a great article by David.

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    You should read his site. It’s always a good laugh.

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