[LINK] Windows XP Update reporting home...

Howard Lowndes lannet@lannet.com.au
Thu, 27 Feb 2003 07:16:51 +1100 (EST)

It appears that the suspected behaviour of Windows XP Update of reporting 
home to Microsoft might just be true, and that it reports not only on the 
hardware in your computer but also the software installed, even the 
non-Microsoft software installed.

This article gives some detail, but for the full article you will need to 
spend Euro 1.99


Do you want Microsoft to know that you have MYOB or Quicken or Photoshop 
or Wordperfect or Opera or Eudora installed on your computer?  Probably 
not, what business is it of Microsoft's?  Absolutely none, but it seems 
that they are making it their business and there is nothing you can do 
about it if you want your Windows XP system updated.

This, is in addition to the Windows Media Player reporting home on what
you view, play, etc.  Microsoft has become the ultimate spyware.

Microsoft - no thanks - I want to quit.

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