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Old 04-10-2006, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)

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who do they think they are?
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it figures. another right gone
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well there isn't much to comment on this but it seems to be the way things are heading.
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if it goes that way everyone will just stick to the version of either xp or vista they already have. or microsoft will just screw themselves over cuz no one will be stupid enough to buy their product
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you really have too much faith in people...
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no i just have faith in the ppl with a mind of their own
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Quoted from The Oklahoma Gazette

Microsoft, backed by other companies, is trying to pass a law about computer "privacy" that would enable Microsoft & Co. to gain access to anyone's PC under the claim of "detection or prevention of the unauthorized use of or fraudulent or other illegal activities in connection with a network, service, or computer software, including scanning for and removing computer software prescribed under this act.

That means that Microsoft (or another company with such software) can erase spyware or viruses. But if you have, say, a pirated copy of Excel - Microsoft (or companies with similar software) can erase it, or anything else they want to erase, and not be held liable for it. Additionally, that phrase fraudulent or other illegal activities means they can:


Let the local district attorney know that you wrote a hot check last month.
Let the attorney general know that you play online poker.
Let the tax commission know you bought cartons of cigarettes and didn't pay the state tax on them.
Read anything on your hard drive, such as your name, home address, personal identification code, passwords, Social Security number... etc., etc., etc.
Just in case ppl r too lazy to read the article this is the main part
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you really have too much faith in people...
I have to agree with this
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how are they even allowed to do this? i cant believe the gov is not opposing this. but this is also coming from the same one that wanted google to give away all of our searches
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we are the communistic republic formerly known as the USA
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