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. Burson even offered to help an influential
blogger write a Google-bashing op-ed, which it promised it could
place in outlets like The Washington Post, Politico, and The
Huffington Post. […]
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.
Not sure why no one would suspect Facebook. This seems utterly in character for Facebook.