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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 10:12 PM
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Technology Facebook Red-Faced as Clumsy Google Smear Campaign Is Discovered Read more: www.foxnews.com...


www.foxnews.com

The social-networking giant Facebook has been caught red-handed in a secret smear campaign against industry rival Google, FoxNews.com has confirmed.

According to a report from The Daily Beast Wednesday night, Facebook hired leading public-relations firm Burson-Marsteller to “pitch anti-Google stories to newspapers, urging them to investigate claims that Google was invading people’s privacy.”

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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 10:12 PM
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Well as always companies caught spreading lies. BUt this time it's about another company. Guess they didn't get the memo they are suppose to be working together to get all our personal data. They can't go around outing each other for dirty tactics. The only thing that matters is the bottom line. Both these companies should be ashamed of using the power they wield to do mostly evil

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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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Of course Google invades privacy, who doesn't ? Hell even lone hackers can and do it.

Facebook is not safer.

Here is the deal. Every single thing you put online, its there for all to see. Sure you can hide it or encrypt it, but that won't stop any professionals. Also, kids in their basement in this respect are quasi-professionals.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 10:46 PM
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Pot meet kettle.

Kettle, pot.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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Funny you can do a robot.txt on facebook and you will find this.
facebook.com...


# Notice: if you would like to crawl Facebook you can
# contact us here: www.facebook.com...
# to apply for white listing. Our general terms are available
# at www.facebook.com...


So if you want to crawl facebook and view all the private pages just ask?
I thought you put it on private so that would not happen?
Myspace.com does not seem to have that policy.
www.myspace.com...
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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 12:44 AM
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I'm so glad you've brought this up JBA2848, in fact it deserves it's own post - my niece (just finishing 8th grade) had to go through a school seminar on online privacy and the security consultant speaking to them told them flat out, that even private pages on Facebook can be viewed by companies that ask for that information. Keep in mind a lot of companies have also bought into Facebook (Goldman Sachs just bought $200 million worth of shares) which guarantees them access to EVERYTHING you ever say or do on Facebook.

You should be worried about your privacy with Google.
But you should be very, VERY, worried about your privacy with Facebook.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 07:29 AM
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...And that's one of the reasons I don't use my real name on Facebook.... Or anywhere on the internet for that matter.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 07:31 AM
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Ha funny they are arguing over this they BOTH invade your privacy.

I get asked more personal questions accessing FB than I do with my google account.

Why do FB need me to name the computer I am accessing FB from? WHY! Why is it ANY of their business.



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