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July 08, 2005

More Reason Not to Buy Anything from Microsoft

Company behaving very badly:

Boing Boing: MSFT acquires spyware firm, changes antispyware app to ignore its products: 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.'...

Posted by DeLong at July 8, 2005 11:35 AM