Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Jun 2006 20:31 UTC
Legal A computer user is suing Microsoft over the company's Windows Genuine Advantage anti-piracy tool, alleging that it violates laws against spyware. The suit by Los Angeles resident Brian Johnson, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Seattle, seeks class-action status for claims that Microsoft didn't adequately disclose details of the tool when it was delivered to PC users through the company's Automatic Update system.
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RE[11]: Hm
by Shkaba on Mon 3rd Jul 2006 23:30 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: Hm"
Shkaba
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2006-06-22

I think that distributing wga under "critical updates" cloak can very well be labeled as a LIE (fat one). As per security risk, any time a software component without my explicit permission contacts some server my security is in question PERIOD

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