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Friday, July 08, 2005

Being a Monopoly Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry 

The problem isn't Microsoft, per se, but monopoly power in general. From BoingBoing, via Brad DeLong:
Microsoft recently acquired a spyware company called Claria (known for its spyware product, Gator). They have since updated Windows' antispyware app so that it advises users to ignore Gator spyware.

Spyware researchers have noticed that the Windows antispyware application has downgraded Claria's Gator detections and changed the recommended action from 'quarantine' to 'ignore.'

Okay - maybe the problem is Microsoft. Resistance is futile....

 

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