Microsoft is urging people to download Firefox?

July 20, 2011
By Bogomil Shopov
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The world is going crazy these days. See what I am talking about.

Bogomil Shopov

I care about privacy, ethical design, and freedom in many aspects. I spend 20+ years working as a web developer and architect, analyst, manager, and product owner/manager in different environments, several countries, and multiple software industries like Healthcare and Hospitality. I wore many hats, and I use the knowledge gathered to optimize the flow of value across complex systems.

7 Comments

  • Pierre

    July 20, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Looks to me like the URL shortener changes the page. Using the original view does not show this text, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

    But funny action anyway ;)

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  • Arpit

    July 20, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I guess it is just for fun. ;) lol

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  • Benedikt P.

    July 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Yes, bo.lt seems to allow to copy and modify the pages that people link to.

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  • Marco

    July 20, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Ha ha, very funny :) If only detecting real phishes was this easy (and it probably is…)

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  • David Naylor

    July 20, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Lol, nice spoof! =)

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  • Atif

    July 20, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    maybe it for a short amount of time, and then they changed it back because the fixed the “security” issue

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  • Mysterious Andy

    July 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    @Pierre: I think you must be mistaken. That URL shortener only caches snapshots of the pages.

    For example, here’s a shot of CNN.com I just had them take:

    http://bo.lt/d280t

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