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Old 8th March, 2007, 04:26 PM
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Don't want to phone home? MS does that for you!

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Windows piracy hunt tool phones home if aborted

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By INQUIRER newsdesk: Thursday 08 March 2007, 14:25

HAVING RUN SOME TESTS, hacks at German wire Heise revealed that Microsoft's updated Windows Genuine Advantage Notification phones home when the installation is aborted.
The user is not notified of the communication, but Microsoft claims it is useful for it to know when an installation is cancelled....
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Um, no thank you. So now they will be knocking on your door? I can't believe that this is legal. We can't listen to possible terrorist phone calls, but MS can pull info from your computer without you knowing about it. Nice
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Only if you PAY them to. Stop paying them and they will stop spying on you.... mostly.
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Only if you PAY them to. Stop paying them and they will stop spying on you.... mostly.
Lol, it's things like this that increase piracy IMO. If people don't want to install the WGA tool, they get information sent to MS. And they're paying for it. Whereas the pirates, well, the WGA tool is useless to them anyway, so they're not gonna get the info sent to MS. I'm surprised demand for Windows is still so high. For once, i say up with Linux, even though i don't use it myself.
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