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Microsoft is Watching You

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Forget-about-the-WGA-20-Windows-Vista-Features-and-Services-Harvest-User-Data-for-Microsoft-58752.shtml

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Are you using Windows Vista? Then you might as well know that the licensed operating system installed on your machine is harvesting a healthy volume of information for Microsoft. In this context, a program such as the Windows Genuine Advantage is the last of your concerns. In fact, in excess of 20 Windows Vista features and services are hard at work collecting and transmitting your personal data to the Redmond company.
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Maybe this is the data that is stored in Chaney's man sized safes?
Permalink son of parnas 
July 2nd, 2007 11:08am
5 sentences quoted, one original.

Your ratio is slipping.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 2nd, 2007 12:00pm
> Your ratio is slipping.

Your ratio is always the same. Nothing interesting brought up and nothing interesting said.

I post things I find interesting that others may find interesting. Because I post it doesn't mean I have anything deep or fascinating to say. It's just interesting. Unlike you.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 2nd, 2007 12:03pm
Hmmm tin-foil hat, anyone?

If you use a router, the IP they are getting can't really be connected to anything. Maybe somehow through UPNP they could get something useful, but if you don't have that turned on in the router, I fail to see how an IP is all that threatening.

The rest? Who cares? Some hash number representing my hardware... psssh. None of what is being sent really seems to matter much, and they aren't going to be taking over the world through knowledge of what games I have installed. Hell, if that is done by the same mechanism that detects and places games in the games panel of Vista, they aren't even picking up half of what I have anyway.
Permalink JoC 
July 2nd, 2007 12:12pm
Really?  LOTS of people find me interesting.  How's the sky where you live?  Sort of dark and with dragons passing overhead?
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 2nd, 2007 12:19pm
> LOTS of people find me interesting. 

You know all those little dolls in your house aren't real, don't you?
Permalink son of parnas 
July 2nd, 2007 12:20pm
Oh don't be jealous sweetheart.  What's your address?  I'll mail you a sucker.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 2nd, 2007 12:25pm
>  I'll mail you a sucker.

I don't think you'll fit in an envelope.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 2nd, 2007 12:26pm
Big up SoP nothing but good links!
Permalink what are you reading for? 
July 2nd, 2007 6:43pm
>>5 sentences quoted, one original.

I'd rather have that than just a link.
She quoted enough to make it clear what the link was about so I can decide if I care enough to read the rest.  What is wrong with that?
Permalink LH 
July 4th, 2007 9:12am

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