Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jun 2010 21:27 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft has fixed the distribution scope of a toolbar update that, without the user's knowledge, installed an add-on in Internet Explorer and an extension in Firefox called Search Helper Extension. Microsoft told us that the new update is actually the same as the old one; the only difference is the distribution settings. In other words, the update will no longer be distributed to toolbars that it shouldn't be added to. End users won't see the tweak, Microsoft told Ars, and also offered an explanation on what the mystery add-on actually does."
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RE[5]: Gotta love it
by lemur2 on Tue 15th Jun 2010 00:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Gotta love it"
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lemur2 exclaimed... " Who owns any given Windows machine, after all? With my own personal machines, all running Kubuntu, there is no doubt about it ...
Yes, there is certainly no doubt that Canonical owns those machines! ;) --bornagainpenguin "

Unlike the mechanism whereby, without the ownser's permission, Microsoft can install software on a Windows machine, which has been admirably illustrated by this toolbar incident, there is no mechanism at all whereby Canonical can install software on my machines. Canaonical have no permissions at all on my machines.

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