Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 00:08 UTC
Microsoft It's late here, but we're having election night, and the two leading parties are currently tied seat-wise, with a 10000-vote difference. Anyway, it gives me some time to cover a major problem: Microsoft is at it again. The company has pushed an update through Windows Update which silently, without user consent, installs two browser extensions - one for Internet Explorer, and one for Firefox.
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RE[2]: Most users don't care!
by darknexus on Thu 10th Jun 2010 11:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Most users don't care!"
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Doesn't matter what the user's want, Microsoft cannot in any way tamper with any third party software without the explicit permission of the user.

They can't? Seems to me like they just did, isn't that why we're pissed off in the first place? They *should not* mess with 3rd party software, but they most certainly *can* do so. Personally, my Windows system wasn't affected, as I don't install windows live at all. As a rule, I don't install anything with ads in it no matter what the os, and windows live has ads flashing all over the place so it never gets anywhere near my windows machine.

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