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____/ Doug Mentohl on Thursday 12 March 2009 13:04 : \____

> Software used to control thousands of home computers has been acquired
> online by the BBC as part of an investigation into global cyber crime ...
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/7932816.stm
> http://www.tech-faq.com/botnet.shtml
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/03/microsoft_intelligence_report/

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| An investigation by the BBC into cybercrime may itself have broken UK 
| computer crime law. 


The BBC hacked my computer 

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| The result is loads of dire warnings about the perils of bot nets and 
| shedloads of long 'easy to follow' explanations from the 'zany' BBC tech 
| presenter.  


Was this done with the endorsement of the new bosses at the BBC, who are former
Microsoft employees?

BBC and Microsoft: Joined at the Hip?

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| Why doesn't Microsoft just take over the BBC and be done with it?


Crimes Microsoft Gets Away With - So Far

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| News publications are cautious about making accusations, and because of that,
| some nasty acts of Microsoft are essentially being erased from the record.
| [...]
| Microsoft convinced Baystar Capital to put $50 Million dollars into SCO's
| lawsuit against IBM and other Open Source users, and promised to "backstop"
| Baystar's investment if SCO lost money, according to this sworn testimony.
| But I'm told that one person's testimony, even sworn testimony, isn't proof.


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