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EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law -- Part XII: Corruption Addendum

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Summary: A discussion about Microsoft's long history of crimes and corruption -- a tradition that continues until present times (with prosecution that serves to prove it)

THE relationship between Microsoft and dictatorships is well established and shouldn't be considered news (like "Viktor Orbán in a U.S. Department of Justice corruption investigation"). To cement monopoly Microsoft works to appease and sometimes collude with dictators. It's profitable. Both to corporations and to individuals.



There is no "new Microsoft" and there's no "Microsoft loves Linux"; both are self-serving lies that facilitate the goal or open the pathway to more crimes.

The DoJ [PDF] and SEC order [PDF] were mentioned in the previous part (or Part XII before this addendum) and we've produced a Web version for DoJ [HTML] and for the SEC order [HTML] so as to improve accessibility and assure long-term preservation.

"There is no "new Microsoft" and there's no "Microsoft loves Linux"; both are self-serving lies that facilitate the goal or open the pathway to more crimes."The video above starts by discussing "Viktor Orbán in a U.S. Department of Justice corruption investigation" (July 2019) because somebody sent that to us. There's loads of stuff here. "More background information about the Microsoft Hungarian affair from a Hungarian source," we've been told, should complement what we covered this morning. To quote: "This post is based on the first Hungarian corruption case investigated by a non-Hungarian, non-EU institution, the U.S. Department of Justice. It strongly indicates systemic government corruption at the highest level, going as far as the prime minister’s office."

"I haven't heard of it so far at all," one person from Hungary told us, but "I'm checking if I can find anything on it in Hungarian... only something from 2019... probably doesn't have anything you don't know... people around here are either fans of fideath [sic], fans of megacorporations, or both... Hungarians I'm in contact with..."

As noted this morning, Microsoft mostly managed to avert the bad media coverage in Hungary... unlike in Romania and elsewhere (European media covering the Microsoft corruption scandal in Romania). At the start of the video I remind people that Microsoft Hungary was raided for corruption. That was 14 years ago (not Orbán). Links below.

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