Could Facebook use personalised gifts to apologise to Google?
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg could be out shopping for personalised gifts for Google after his company was found to be planting negative stories about the search specialist.
It was recently revealed that the social networking giant hired public relations firm Burson-Marsteller to plant stories, besmirching the image and character of Google in various publications.
The depth of the campaign was revealed when prominent privacy blogger Christopher Soghoian was offered help in writing an anti-Google story, which Burson-Marsteller claimed it could publish in a number of high-profile publications.
However, the blogger turned down the deal and instead made the emails he had received from the PR firm public.
Facebook owned up to being behind the campaign, citing privacy concerns over Google's Social Circle facility collecting user's personal data without obtaining authorisation.
Google could be sending out promotional gifts in the near future, as it recently unveiled its new Chromebook computers, which are set to hit stores later this year.
Article published 13th May 2011
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