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WGA Seperate Facts from FUD: WGA Spyware? June 12, 2006

Posted 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.

Link to story 

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.



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