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____/ Jerry McBride on Monday 28 Sep 2009 02:27 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Windows Marketplace for Mobile kill switch details clarified
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>> | Microsoft has clarified that the kill switch and remote
>> | application deletion abilities in Windows Marketplace for
>> | Mobile will only be used in specific scenarios, and when this
>> | happens, the software giant will issue refunds.
>> Rumor: Microsoft Can Kill Xbox 360s Remotely
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>> | A bit of qualification: I follow 8BitJoystick?s Jake Metcalf on Twitter and
>> | he seems like a responsible writer. More importantly, he has a track record
>> | of digging up credible inside sources. He famously broke the news that Halo
>> | developer Bungie was leaving Microsoft (it was actually amusing to see
>> | bigger outlets laugh at him, then eat their words), and has posted a couple
>> | other juicy reports as well.
>> | So when Metcalf says the source was ?well vetted,? I believe him, even if
>> | the source?s information leaves me skeptical simply because it?s so
>> | unbelievable.
>> | If the report is accurate, the obvious question remains: Does Microsoft
>> | have the legal right to do this? Yes, Metcalf argues, because hacking an
>> | Xbox 360 is a violation of the console?s terms of service, as well as the
>> | Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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> I would really, really love to see MSFT do this... PLEASE... flick the
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