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Old 02-23-2012, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default Microsoft's Anti-Google Video Smear Campaign

News via Slashdot.org

http://news.slashdot.org/story/12/02...video-campaign

Many Amiga.org members use Google services like Gmail, Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Images Etc. So news like this is relevant to the majority of our membership. If you don't use Google services (Why not?) then please ignore this news item.

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Old 02-23-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: Microsoft's Anti-Google Video Smear Campaign

It's best to stop thinking of Google as "Google". They are DoubleClick now and have been since 2008. MS has done some pretty crappy things in the past, but Google has been on the fast track to catch up over the past few years.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:30 AM   #3
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Default Re: Microsoft's Anti-Google Video Smear Campaign

Google is a horrid company. Between them and facebook if you have a computer and use either or both you might as well live in a glass cube.

"Don't be evil," well, Google, I've got a better policy: don't use Google for anything important.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: Microsoft's Anti-Google Video Smear Campaign

Like jorkany said. My rule: use what's convenient, but don't trust any of the bastards as far as I can throw 'em.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:44 AM   #5
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Default Re: Microsoft's Anti-Google Video Smear Campaign

F Google...

They are "hacking" the people who use their services...

http://www.infowars.com/google-caugh...o-track-users/
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:44 AM   #6
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It is becoming more and more rare to find people/companies/politicians who rely on their strong points rather than their competitor's weaknesses (real or imagined). In the end it makes me examine "slinger" much more than the target...

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:08 AM   #7
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Google? Pfft! I still use Webcrawler.
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Default Re: Microsoft's Anti-Google Video Smear Campaign

Nice to see a thread so many of us agree on. Microsoft and Google are both as dodgy as an invite to Bates Motel. It's maybe not a surprise to see big companies acting like our politicians do, they are of the same ilk after all.
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its not because its google I don't trust them, its more the way the advertise. Atleast you pay up front for MS products.
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Default Re: Microsoft's Anti-Google Video Smear Campaign

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its not because its google I don't trust them, its more the way the advertise. Atleast you pay up front for MS products.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:23 AM   #11
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and from behind. Owch!
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It's best to stop thinking of Google as "Google". They are DoubleClick now and have been since 2008. MS has done some pretty crappy things in the past, but Google has been on the fast track to catch up over the past few years.
Difference is Microsoft are proven incompetent anti competition scum charging ludicrous sums for the monopoly products.

You don't pay Google anything and have a choice in comparison
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:40 PM   #13
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I too agree. I kicked Google years ago because they wanted access to everything for using their stuff. Google make M$ look good (almost) .
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I too agree. I kicked Google years ago because they wanted access to everything for using their stuff. Google make M$ look good (almost) .
For me the point of the video is about privacy. For which there is very strong instances of national legislation globally. I would guess what they are doing is illegal in many countries but by okaying an agrement you negate your rights? Which is also illegal in most countries.
Get those marketeers on the Ark to Golgafrincham. They know what to do with them there...

Who's going to take them to which court?
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