WGA Seperate Facts from FUD: WGA Spyware? June 12, 2006Posted by rjdohnert in Tech News.
Microsoft-watch has posted a FAQ on their site trying to seperate fact from fiction in regards to WGA phoning home on a daily basis.
My take; I like that statement.
" Q: Given these facts, is WGA technically spyware?
A: Of course, Microsoft's answer is no. But spyware is all in the eye of the beholder. If users are not properly notified about exactly what software a vendor installs on their systems and/or about the function and purpose of that software, it sure sounds like spyware to us."
I consider anything that sends ANY information back without the users express permission to be malware. What has surprised me is that customers are allowing this behavior.