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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Microsoft's Anti-Spyware Sells Out
A few weeks ago, the nastyware from Claria, called Gator, was flagged and removed by Microsoft's anti-spyware program. But now that the two companies are in buyout talks, suddenly an updated version of the Microsoft program is programmed to "ignore" those spyware apps by default. And let's face it, who changes the defaults? It's just another example of Microsoft selling out. Didn't we learn this lesson long ago? One company, controlling everything, just isn't good for users.
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