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Re: [d@DCC] Buy Microsoft, Go to Jail?

From: "tOM Trottier" <Tom _-at-_ Abacurial.com>
To: General Discussion <discuss (at) digital-copyright.ca>
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 18:22:36 -0500
References: <3DD79477.7046.7146540@localhost>

There are some Registry key values to turn off auto update in XP and  
W2K - and I have set them. The MS EULA authorises deletion of competing 
software. It is like giving permission to Panasonic to come into your 
home and destroy all the Sony TV sets.

tOM

On Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 15:10
Richard Pitt <discuss@digital-copyright.ca> wrote:

> On Sun, 2002-11-17 at 10:07, tOM Trottier wrote:
> > http://www.informit.com/content/index.asp?product_id={C92092FF-8F75-4720-9C0C-F0537F9AF1AF}&amp;111702
> >     "For years Microsoft has lived dangerously. By using increasingly 
> >     invasive consumer-monitoring technology, the company could now be 
> >     flirting with economic disaster. In fact, Microsoft has recently 
> >     implemented code that could be considered hostile both to privacy and 
> >     to human dignity. This article explores these new technologies and 
> >     their implications for individual rights, for the law, and for the 
> >     future survival of Microsoft itself. "
> 
> As it happens, I'm in the midst of creating a bunch of different VMWare
> sessions with all the various MS Operating Systems versions - and
> including all recent security and service pack updates. I noticed the
> trojan allowing change to the EULA and am monitoring what/when it calls
> home. Should be interesting.

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