“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm” —James Madison
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Microsoft's sordid spyware
It seems that MSFT is undoing some of its good recent work on privacy (e.g. Kim Cameron on InfoCards and Jerry Fishenden on the problems of ID cards). The latest update of their Windows Genuine Advantage tool (which checks that Windows installations are not pirated) is phoning home at every boot-up and sending various pieces of information to Redmond. Not the best way to build customer credibility.