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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Microsoft Criticized Google for Breaching Privacy

Microsoft Criticized Google for Breaching Privacy

Microsoft Criticized Google for Breaching Privacy

Added: Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extratorrent.com
Microsoft was noticed marketing its Bing search engine by claiming that Google breaches the privacy of its users.


Microsoft is reported to be sending out warnings to people who use Safari, urging the Internet users to use Bing since Google is careless about their privacy. Microsoft has launched a Bing landing webpage for Safari users. They have a reason to do so – recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had fined Google $22,500,000 for a breach in its Safari browser. The matter is that Goggle was found to track users without their permission.

The page of a software giant is going out of its way in order to make sure that nobody forgets. This webpage tells about what happened with Google who promised not to track Safari users: the company used the data to target advertisements for profit. So, Microsoft claimed that the best option for Safari users to avoid this risk is to try its Bing browser.

However, something is wrong with the company’s cunning plan. First of all, Safari users will never really see Microsoft’s ad. Secondly, these Internet users are part of Apple’s Walled Garden of Delights, which usually tells them what to purchase and where to go, and Bing is not in their plans. So, the only result of the whole campaign is that Safari users became certain that Microsoft was even more evil than anything else out there.

September 25th,2012

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Date:  Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Comments (12) (please add your comment »)

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-09-25 16:47:35)
Embolism avatarWhich no one could say about Microsoft,pmsl

posted by Blocked (2012-09-25 21:25:48)
menahunie avatarLMFAO - coming from Microcrap?
Whining and sniveling about Google for doing the same exact thing they are doing? BBBBWWWAAAHHHHAAAAA....

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-09-25 21:46:04)
Embolism avatarpot,kettle and black comes to mind for some reason

posted by (2012-09-25 22:30:18)
No avatar... fined Google $22,500,000 for a breach in its Safari browser.
Safari is an Apple browser. Google's is Chrome

posted by ET lover (2012-09-26 00:44:35)
SyKoTiK avatarWhy would Microsoft - the company known as producing one of the most INSECURE operating system series' ever (a.k.a. Windows) - say anything about another company breaching privacy or having a security flaw? Kinda like a pot calling the kettle black, it seems. And, given that this flaw was limited to a browser while Microsoft's are not limited to anything other than everything they produce, I think they should have kept their mouth shut.

posted by (2012-09-26 04:31:18)
No avatar"So, the only result of the whole campaign is that Safari users became certain that Microsoft was even more evil than anything else out there."

Is this an opinion piece? Another poorly written article. "...became certain"... F off. The exact message could come from a freedom of rights group or the government.

So when explained things in detail, Safari users cannot think CORRECTLY for themselves? Give your head a shake for assuming what other people are "certain" of.


There is a very big difference between intentionally misleading and lying to your customer base against their wishes (hence, the large fine), and not having the foresite to block future exploits that they are not aware of. Windows XP never had security as first priority and Bill Gates will be the first to admit that.

In a fully patched system with recommended best security practices, a Mac will be hacked before a Windows machine. FACT (there are competitions every year). People don't fully secure their system because they are lazy or just want quick access. That's on you.

Apple users keep thinking they are secure when they are not. THEY ARE TOO SMALL TO MALICIOUS HACKERS WHO GO AFTER BIG NUMBERS TO BE TARGETED. Small potatoes does not equal secure.

So in summary, Microsoft is pointing out that Google intentionally bypassed the privacy of the users. Nothing to do with security, only to do with trust and expectations. Microsoft is defaulting the "do not track" feature to enabled in IE10, which is a huge step in the right direction and should restore some trust back into IE.

posted by ET lover (2012-09-26 05:16:13)
SyKoTiK avatar@Timbo:
I understand that there's a difference between telling customers something that isn't true (which I don't think is the case from how this article is written), and not blocking "bugs" that you aren't aware of [yet] (which I also don't think is the point conveyed in this article). What I'm trying to say, which I may have failed to delve deeply enough into previously, is that nobody said that Google needed the permission of the users of their services to track them. Cookies have been around long before the whole Do Not Track feature came about. All that the feature - which, yes, is built into most browsers now - provides is a way for users to have some level of control when a site says "hey, I'm going to track your activity while you're on my site unless you enable the DNT feature in your browser (if it supports the feature, that is)". If Safari is developed poorly enough to where that feature either doesn't work or can be bypassed then I would blame Apple and not Google.

I know that security has never really been the goal of any version of Windows, and that it's always been left up to people like myself who get paid to engineer, network, and administrate the servers and other supporting network equipment to secure things as best we can while maintaining a certain level of usability however, I strongly feel that Microsoft has done anything but lead by example through their decades of insecurity. I know that it's impossible to catch all bugs before the public does but over the years there have been so many bugs that were very obvious critical bugs that Microsoft had been warned about before a general public release (e.g., while the software was still in Alpha, Beta, or even Release Candidate stages) and they still let it go.

I agree that Apple users are typically - how shall I put this delicately - retarded when it comes to their computer's security by thinking that the Mac OS is somehow immune to all malicious and malevolent things, and that a majority of the reason for this thought pattern stems from being told these things by Apple over the decades while the remaining portion of the reason is most likely just that they aren't a large enough target (as you said).

Having said that, my counter-argument is this:
Most of the very interesting, incredible, must see, OMG this is going to change the face of the world top secret, classified, type of data for "hackers" to go after is most likely not housed on computers running Windows if the people that put it there intend on it staying out of the public's view - which is a fair assumption to make - since they undoubtedly have the same thought that you and I have: Windows is the most popular OS and is the most targeted OS... so we won't use that.

posted by (2012-09-27 05:12:53)
No avatar@menahunie: was thinking the same dam thing man.

@SyKoTiK: lol yep.

@denis1213: yep so hm....WTF? I think MJ was heavily used at the time "wink" lol

"recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had fined Google $22,500,000 for a breach in its Safari browser" I just checked this, sam just made a simple mistake in his wording. seams that google broke apples Safari browser and the FTC is making them pay for it.

posted by Blocked (2012-09-27 05:46:43)
whereisreal123 avatarOh come on! These guys are all working for the government to fry you!

posted by (2012-09-29 07:36:27)
No avatarSyKoTiK,

"What I'm trying to say, which I may have failed to delve deeply enough into previously, is that nobody said that Google needed the permission of the users of their services to track them."

Yes they f*cking do. In fact, they put an option NOT to track them, and they specifically did. I think you are missing the point. There is a reason there are privacy agreements, is to give them permission to do so!

Let's say you disable the GPS in your phone, so that you don't want to be tracked by your phone provider. You look at your phone, it says "disabled" or something. Would you be pissed off if your phone enabled GPS tracking with you specifically configuring it not to, and doing it so that you don't know?

FYI, that last example was specifically for Apple.

posted by (2012-09-29 23:13:27)
cggc avatararound 101 freeway near somewhere you can see google buildings and if you live near microsoft what people say it infierno! what you can do to choice if most pc's around US and globe maybe are microsoft until now of apple success invasion with android coming strong like apple.

posted by (2012-09-29 23:27:12)
cggc avatarwhen companies give chance of watch torrents websites some stop using excuse of was like virus attack because most workers download it. if you don't let google it bing a interest? I like it but bing shooting down ie some times and google it easy but not when server don't let you web sites you need.

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