Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Feb 2010 20:56 UTC
Windows Sometimes, you come across news items that make you go "eh...?" This is definitely one of them: Microsoft has announced a new anti-piracy update for Windows 7 that phones home every 90 days to check for new activation cracks, but the update is entirely optional - which kind of makes me wonder about the point.
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My bet is that in time Microsoft will say this was so successful that they will implement it in Windows 8(?) without the option of removing it. So people can get used to the idea of this function before implementing it as a standard on the platform.

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