Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Oct 2009 12:45 UTC
Windows A little over two weeks ago, Microsoft released Microsoft Security Essentials, a security software suite protecting users of Windows against malware and viruses. The company has released data about the number of downloads and fixed infections, and the results are encouraging.
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The statement talks about it as a "voluntary community". Then says that you have to remain a member once opted in to continue to run MSE, and that's kind of OK.
But then later on:

"Running Microsoft Security Essentials requires you to be a member of Microsoft SpyNet."

Umm.. what?

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Ventajou Member since:

You voluntarily install MSE, therefore it is voluntary...

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aacs Member since:

I see that, but I was reacting to MollyC's observation that there is a checkbox in the installer which supposedly lets you NOT become a SpyNet member. It is plain misleading, at least based on quoted sentence of the privacy statement.

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