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[News] [Rival] Microsoft in Court Over Spyware Allegations

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft in Court Over Spyware Allegations
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 14:35:49 +0100
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Microsoft still fighting claim it distributed 'spyware' to XP users

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| The plaintiffs allege that Microsoft 
| improperly distributed the Windows Genuine 
| Advantage tool, without proper consent from 
| users, in a manner normally reserved for 
| "high priority" security updates. WGA, as 
| it's known, tests to see if a copy of Windows 
| is valid and delivers warnings if it doesn't 
| pass. Microsoft's Automatic Update system 
| lets users opt in to receive fixes and 
| patches for the operating system.



TC forces Sears, Kmart out of the spyware business

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| When Sears and Kmart offered visitors the chance to earn $10 by participating in
| some research, few realized that they would be sending even secure session
| browsing information to the big retailers. Now, the government has put the
| kibosh on this "blue light special."


Will Windows 7 track your every move?

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| File this one under âYouâve got to be f***ing kidding me!â
| ââOne good place to look for what might be coming in Windows 7 is an early 
| planned feature list of Vista (then called Longhorn) back in 2003. If one 
| intriguing feature, called Location Awareness, makes its way into Windows 7, 
| it could track your every moveâand that could be a good thing.   

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