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10.20.09

Microsoft Recovers Sidekick Data? Not So Fast!

Posted in BSD, Deception, FUD, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Security at 6:07 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Danger sign for Microsoft

Summary: Sidekick data cannot be recovered (not yet) and familiar Microsoft shill Andrew Thomas wrongly blames Linux for this disaster

THE Sidekick fiasco is one that we covered in:

In order to dodge the lawsuits, Microsoft would have people convinced that data was rescued, but as The Register points out, such promises turn into a “farce”.

Microsoft played spot the difference over the weekend with statements on Saturday and Sunday that hinted at “steady progress” for the recovery of data its Danger subsidiary lost for many Sidekick customers.

[...]

The fallout was huge and Microsoft scurried to paint a more optimistic picture for Danger’s unhappy customers, at the same time some punters threatened legal action against Redmond and T-Mobile.

According to the above, promises are everything that Microsoft has at this stage and people are meanwhile locked out of their mail, photos, and contacts. Kelly Fiveash writes that “the software vendor hasn’t actually delivered the goods yet. Instead it seems to be pinning its hopes on that old adage that if you say the same thing for long enough, it might eventually ring true.

Known Microsoft shill Andrew Thomas is meanwhile attacking GNU/Linux and blaming it for this Microsoft failure. He uses TG Daily for his preposterous attack (he also attacks the FSF and Firefox from there). In response to the article of this shill, Groklaw points to this page and adds: “Since folks have been putting out the idea that it was actually Linux’s fault, heh heh, I thought you’d like to know the truth. Danger wrote its own operating system. Proprietary.” It is sad that The Register took the bait from Thomas yesterday.

Another British publication, the BBC, writes about scareware, but ‘forgets’ that it’s a Windows problem.

Online criminals are making millions of pounds by convincing computer users to download fake anti-virus software, internet security experts claim.

At the BBC, it is being assumed that Windows problems are just "computer problems". It’s not so hard to see why.

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