08.17.08

Gemini version available ♊︎

Eye on Microsoft: ‘Pulling a Mammootty’, Exposing Windows PCs, Daemonising Opposition

Posted in Asia, Fraud, Free/Libre Software, Microsoft, OpenDocument, Security, Windows at 12:24 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

There’s this bunch of new stories that could not escape without comment. Months after the Mammootty incident comes this.

Global multi-national technology company Microsoft Corp found an able brand fit in Yash Raj Films’ latest flick Bachna Ae Haseeno starring Ranbir Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba and Deepika Padukone.

The gist of it all is that Microsoft glorifies itself and its wounded brand using movies. In the case of Mammootty, if true, it was geographically targeted to stifle the world’s largest migration to GNU/Linux. How typical.

Security

Watch this from a CIO:

Relating to Microsoft, Homa said, “We used a lot of Linux. None of the breach was anything related to Linux. All of it was Microsoft. Homa went on to say, “Microsoft is so full of holes. That’s why it’s still a target. If you limit your exposure to Microsoft, you’re going to be in a more secure environment.”

Here is another new hole, which is already being exploited.

Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a zero-day Windows vulnerability that’s being exploited in the wild.

The cost of back doors?

Daemonised by a Monopoly Abuser

Unable to see its reflection and its own behaviour, Microsoft continues to mock the users that it needs. It still uses inapproriate words like “pirates” to describe prospective customers, whose counterfeiting it tends to welcome (provided they don’t go elsewhere).

Microsoft has been increasing its efforts to battle software piracy using lawsuits and educational programs to bring more illegal users into the light. But as Microsoft moves toward delivering more applications as services, its anti-piracy tactics will also have to change, according to solution providers.

[...]

“It is too early to speak to the possibility of [Software Plus Services] being abused, or speculate on whether or not it will have a positive impact on software piracy,” said Cori Hartje, senior director of Microsoft’s Genuine Software Initiative, in an e-mail interview with ChannelWeb.

Propaganda terms like “Piracy” do not belong here. Microsoft has already raved about so-called ‘piracy’ as part of its business model.

The following effective daemonisation is surely accidental. It has finally been resolved. Here are the details.

Microsoft Word Now Knows the Difference Between Osama and Obama

In my post yesterday, I quoted a frustrated reader who couldn’t believe that Microsoft Word still proposes “Osama” as a corrected version of “Obama.” He wanted to know why Microsoft didn’t update its dictionary.

Given the special relationship between Microsoft’s CEO and McCain [1, 2], a few people might take a wild guess and call it intentional or xenophobia (some people actually believed this). The Republican party has, in general, been good to Microsoft and he administration let them carry on unpunished and virtually borderless, in terms of the law. The government was indifferent towards an urgent need to regulate.

Obama’s support of Free software and ODF also comes to mind. Earlier today, Rex Ballard wrote: “Obama is using Linux servers on his web site, and appears to be a
friend of Open Source.”

“…Actually, Bush loved Microsoft. During the Jack Abramov investigation, Microsoft was directly tied to Abramov, Carl Rove, and several of their shell game “charities”. The Gates foundation was also found to be a major contributor to several “PAC disguised as charities”.

“Remember when the head of “Focus on the Family” came out and announced, repeatedly, on national radio and television, that he would never vote for McCain and his followers shouldn’t either? Another case of a Charity acting as a political action committee.

“McCain won the nomination anyway, and now they are “best buddies” again.”

“Windows 2000 already contains features such as the human discipline component, where the PC can send an electric shock through the keyboard if the human does something that does not please Windows.”

Bill Gates

Share in other sites/networks: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Reddit
  • email

Decor ᶃ Gemini Space

Below is a Web proxy. We recommend getting a Gemini client/browser.

Black/white/grey bullet button This post is also available in Gemini over at this address (requires a Gemini client/browser to open).

Decor ✐ Cross-references

Black/white/grey bullet button Pages that cross-reference this one, if any exist, are listed below or will be listed below over time.

Decor ▢ Respond and Discuss

Black/white/grey bullet button If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

2 Comments

  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    August 17, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Gravatar

    Might want to look into the ongoing collapse of Danske Bank and partners. Banks using M$ products have chronic problems. This spring’s relentless pursuit of M$ agendas, even in the face of failed business, brings those problems to heretofore unimaginable heights.

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    August 17, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Gravatar

    I can imagine. The zombie PCs and SPAM are the cause for plenty of this.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6177555.stm

    Online banking fraud ‘up 8,000%’

    The UK has seen an 8,000% increase in fake internet banking scams in the past two years, the government’s financial watchdog has warned.

    The Financial Services Authority (FSA) told peers it was “very concerned” about the growth in “phishing”.

DecorWhat Else is New


  1. Links 17/10/2021: GhostBSD 21.10.16 and Mattermost 6.0

    Links for the day



  2. IRC Proceedings: Saturday, October 16, 2021

    IRC logs for Saturday, October 16, 2021



  3. [Meme] First Illegally Banning Strikes, Then Illegally Taking Over Courts

    The vision of Team Battistelli/Campinos is a hostile takeover of the entire patent system, not just patent offices like the EPO; they’d stop at nothing to get there



  4. Portuguese Network of Enablers

    Instead of serving Portuguese people or serving thousands of EPO workers (including many who are Portuguese) the delegation from Portugal served the network of Campinos



  5. In Picture: After Billions Spent on Marketing, With Vista 11 Hype and Vapourware, No Real Gains for Windows

    The very latest figures from Web usage show that it’s hardly even a blip on the radar; Windows continues bleeding to death, not only in servers



  6. [Meme] [Teaser] Double-Dipping Friedrich Rödler

    As we shall see tomorrow night, the EPO regime was supported by a fair share of corrupt officials inside the Administrative Council



  7. The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XIV: Battistelli's Iberian Facilitators - Portugal

    How illegal “Strike Regulations” and regressive ‘reforms’ at the EPO, empowering Benoît Battistelli to the detriment of the Rule of Law, were ushered in by António Campinos and by Portugal 5 years before Campinos took Battistelli’s seat (and power he had given himself)



  8. Links 16/10/2021: SparkyLinux Turns 10 and Sculpt OS 21.10

    Links for the day



  9. “Facebook Whistleblowers” Aside, It Has Been a Dying Platform for Years, and It's Mentally Perverting the Older Generation

    Guest post by Ryan, reprinted with permission



  10. [Meme] Microsoft Has Always Been About Control Over Others

    Hosting by Microsoft means subjugation or a slavery-like relationship; contrary to the current media narrative, Microsoft has long been censoring LinkedIn for China’s autocratic regime; and over at GitHub, as we shall show for months to come, there’s a war on information, a war on women, and gross violations of the law



  11. EFF Pushes for Users to Install DuckDuckGo Software After Being Paid to Kill HTTPS Everywhere

    Guest post by Ryan, reprinted with permission



  12. The Reign in Spain

    Discussion about the role of Spain in the EPO‘s autocratic regime which violates the rights of EPO staff, including Spanish workers



  13. [Meme] Spanish Inquisition

    Let it be widely known that Spain played a role in crushing the basic rights of all EPO workers, including hundreds of Spaniards



  14. Why You Shouldn’t Use SteamOS, a Really Incompetent GNU/Linux Distribution With Security Pitfalls (Lutris is a Great Alternative)

    Guest post by Ryan, reprinted with permission



  15. IRC Proceedings: Friday, October 15, 2021

    IRC logs for Friday, October 15, 2021



  16. Links 16/10/2021: Xubuntu 21.10 and DearPyGui 1.0.0

    Links for the day



  17. DuckDuckGo’s HQ is Smaller Than My Apartment

    Guest post by Ryan, reprinted with permission



  18. Post About Whether Vivaldi is a GPL violation Was Quietly Knifed by the Mods of /r/uBlockOrigin in Reddit

    Guest post by Ryan, reprinted with permission



  19. The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XIII: Battistelli's Iberian Facilitators - Spain

    The EPO‘s António Campinos is an ‘Academy’ of overt nepotism; what Benoît Battistelli did mostly in France Campinos does in Spain and Portugal, severely harming the international image of these countries



  20. From Competitive (Top-Level, High-Calibre, Well-Paid) Jobs to 2,000 Euros a Month -- How the EPO is Becoming a Sweatshop by Patent Examiners' Standards

    A longish video about the dreadful situation at the EPO, where staff is being ‘robbed’ and EPO funds get funnelled into some dodgy stock market investments (a clear violation of the institution’s charter)



  21. [Meme] Protecting European Patent Courts From EPO 'Mafia'

    With flagrant disregard for court rulings (or workarounds to dodge actual compliance) it seems clear that today's EPO management is allergic to justice and to judges; European Patents perish at unprecedented levels in national European courts and it should be kept that way



  22. Links 15/10/2021: Pine64's New PinePhone Pro and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Codename

    Links for the day



  23. [Meme] GitHub Isn't Free Hosting, It's All About Control by Microsoft

    Deleting GitHub isn’t a political statement but a pragmatic decision, seeing how Microsoft routinely misuses its control over GitHub to manipulate the market



  24. With EPO 'Strike Regulations' Belatedly Ruled Unlawful, EPO Management May be Lowering the Salary Even Further by Introducing Outside 'Temps' or Casual Workers

    Institutional capture by an 'IP' (litigation) Mafia is nearly complete; with illegal so-called (anti) 'Strike Regulations' out the door, they're quickly moving on to another plan, or so it seems on the surface



  25. Links 15/10/2021: 95% of Ransomware Targets Windows

    Links for the day



  26. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, October 14, 2021

    IRC logs for Thursday, October 14, 2021



  27. The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XII: The French Connection

    The EPO‘s presidency (led by Frenchmen for nearly 15 years out of the past 18 years; Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos are both French despite their somewhat misleading surnames) is extremely unlikely to even be mildly scrutinised by the French delegates because of a web of nepotism and protectionism



  28. [Meme] Another Maladministration Meeting Comes to an End

    Did the EPO‘s overseeing body properly tackle Benoît Battistelli‘s illegal acts, authorised by that very same overseeing body? Don’t hold your breath as António Campinos continues to crack down on staff (maybe ILOAT will rule on it in 2030)



  29. Links 14/10/2021: LibreOffice 7.2.2, Happy Birthday to Jolla, Ubuntu 21.10, Devuan GNU+Linux 4.0, OpenBSD 7.0

    Links for the day



  30. [Teaser] What Miguel de Icaza Really Thinks of the CEO of Microsoft GitHub

    Following the opening of a new series about Microsoft GitHub we drop a little teaser today; we expect dozens of parts to be released in the coming weeks/months as facts are being validated and organised


RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

Recent Posts