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[9]: Hm
by eMagius on Sat 1st Jul 2006 15:04 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Hm"
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It won't make any difference, but this is OSNews. A large portion of the visitors have personal (baseless) vendettas against MS that they use any flimsy excuse to air.

"From my parents' basement I stab at thee!"

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RE[10]: Hm
by Colonel Panic on Sat 1st Jul 2006 15:59 in reply to "RE[9]: Hm"
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It's spyware in case you haven't noticed. It phones home. If it gets incorrect info from their validation server, then you are screwed.
Get the picture now?

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RE[11]: Hm
by stestagg on Mon 3rd Jul 2006 15:00 in reply to "RE[10]: Hm"
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I was under the impression that it just checked for emergency updates. Maybe I'm wrong but hey.

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