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Independent Yahoo is better for business: Google

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| "The world is better off with an independent Yahoo," Google CEO Eric Schmidt
| told reporters. There's "more competition ... in search, and more competition
| in the other advertising markets where Yahoo is a leader."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/innov...EN663420080711

Microsoft Raises Concerns About Google And Privacy

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| The deal between Google and Yahoo to display Google ads on Yahoo's search
| results is in the process of receiving antitrust scrutiny from the Justice
| Department. Microsoft wants to make sure the Senate doesn't miss an
| opportunity to consider the deal, which puts Microsoft at a deeper
| disadvantage in competition with Google.
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http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/20...le-and-privacy

Coming from the company that spies on you at O/S-level (just need to switch the
computer on to be spied on) and abuses its monopoly. Self-serving hypocrites.
They also get a list of every page you visit (in IE7 or above)


Related:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Forge...ft-58752.shtml


Microsoft patents the mother of all adware systems

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| The adware framework would leave almost no data untouched in its quest to
| sell you stuff. It would inspect "user document files, user e-mail files,
| user music files, downloaded podcasts, computer settings, computer status
| messages (e.g., a low memory status or low printer ink)," and more. How could
| we have been so blind as to not see the marketing value in computer status
| messages?
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http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...e-systems.html


New software can identify you from your online habits

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| That is the spectre raised by new research conducted by Microsoft.
| The computing giant is developing software that could accurately
| guess your name, age, gender and potentially even your location,
| by analysing telltale patterns in your web browsing history. But
| experts say the idea is a clear threat to privacy - and may be
| illegal in some places.
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http://www.newscientisttech.com/arti...ng-human_rss20
http://tinyurl.com/2lrazk


Microsoft could be teaching police to hack Vista

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| Microsoft may begin training the police in ways to break the
| encryption built into its forthcoming Vista operating system.
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http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...ng-police-hack
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