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08.15.13

More Hypocrisy in Microsoft’s Atrocious ‘Scoogled’ Anti-Google PR Campaign, Microsoft-Connected AstroTurfing Group Still Singles Out Google

Posted in FUD, Google, Microsoft at 3:41 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The privacy laws apply only to Google, claims Microsoft

One day

Summary: Some new lies from Microsoft against Google and also apparent AstroTurf against Google in court

Microsoft, the NSA’s best friend, loses to Google on many fronts including office suites and operating systems. Google has done what many companies could not do because of Microsoft corruption (there are antitrust cases and other lawsuits shedding light on this). Right now Microsoft is resurrecting a hypocritical "Scoogled" campaign, which is factually flawed. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols explains yet another reason for this hypocrisy:

Talk about having things both ways! A few months ago in its “Scroogled” ad campaign, Microsoft was complaining about how Google uses your search terms and Gmail contents to deliver targeted ads. Now, Microsoft is touting how Windows 8.1 uses your search terms to deliver targeted ads, even when you’re doing searches on local drives.

Do people at Microsoft ever talk to anyone outside their own groups? Does the Bing team need to be introduced to the Scroogled team? Scroogled? How about Bing-Bang-Bungled?

Microsoft is also censoring competition in the results — an accusation it habitually throws Google’s way. Microsoft is the same if not worse, yet scrutiny is only being directed towards Google. Recall Microsoft’s antitrust complaints against Google (over operating systems). How dare Microsoft do this given its own status? Watch how Consumer Watchdog, which seems to be tied to Microsoft, smears Google right now. From the press:

Seemingly a Microsoft AstroTurfing front which is connected to Edelman, a Microsoft PR ally, this ‘watchdog’ perpetually ignores Microsoft’s violations. It is never doing anything at all regarding Microsoft. That’s rather revealing.

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