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For the past few days, a mystery has been unfolding in Silicon Valley. Somebody, it seems, hired Burson-Marsteller, a top public-relations firm, to pitch anti-Google stories to newspapers, urging them to investigate claims that Google was invading people’s privacy.
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The plot backfired when the blogger turned down Burson’s offer and posted the emails that Burson had sent him. It got worse when USA Today broke a story accusing Burson of spreading a “whisper campaign†about Google “on behalf of an unnamed client.â€
But who was the mysterious unnamed client? While fingers pointed at Apple and Microsoft, The Daily Beast discovered that it's a company nobody suspected—Facebook.

Confronted with evidence, a Facebook spokesman last night confirmed that Facebook hired Burson, citing two reasons: First, because it believes Google is doing some things in social networking that raise privacy concerns; second, and perhaps more important, because Facebook resents Google’s attempts to use Facebook data in its own social-networking service.
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" First, because it believes Google is doing some things in social networking that raise privacy concerns."

Pot, meet kettle. I believe you two actually already know each other.
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post #3 of 37
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" First, because it believes Google is doing some things in social networking that raise privacy concerns."

Pot, meet kettle. I believe you two actually already know each other.
Truer words couldn't be spoken in this thread.

Now we shall see which of these two nations takes more heat and whether the rest will take sides. I'm dying for a big corporate war to break out so that they will all fall down and we can get some real competition again.
     
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Google for World Domination! Down with Facebook! I root for Google all the way and back.
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" First, because it believes Google is doing some things in social networking that raise privacy concerns."

Pot, meet kettle. I believe you two actually already know each other.
This. I still think Google is trying to take over the world though.
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Wow haha, I thought I had just heard on the news this morning about Failbook getting busted on MORE of their privacy issues. Which I'm pretty sure that I heard that.
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Google is better. Google will win every time. Facebook has no idea what they've started.

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Im with google!
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For a top public-relations, directly soliciting bloggers was stupid.... they could have attempted to be sneaky....
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Going to side with Google. Death to Facebook!
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