ACCORDING TO A POST at Google Buzz by Google's Matt Cutts, one of the
largest advertisers on the Facebook social notworking website is a
stinky Microsoft affliliate scam.
"Visiting make-my-baby.com instantly prompts you to install a browser
plugin," he wrote. "The 'terms and conditions' link takes you to
http://mmb.bingstart.com/terms/ which has phrases like 'If Chrome
("CR") is installed on your PC we may change the default setting of
your home page on CR to Bingstart.com.'"
Cutts suggested that people were installing the plug-in, which he
added, hid the information about changing home pages in its small
"If make-my-baby.com is Facebook's 3rd biggest advertiser," he mused,
"I wonder how many people are installing this software without reading
the fine print that says 'Installing the toolbar includes managing the
browser default search settings and setting your homepage to bing.com'
? Perhaps worse still, the toolbar looks particularly difficult to
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