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Old February 23rd, 2002, 09:36 AM   #1
 
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Warming for all Windows Media Player Users and Win XP

An article was posted on www.viahardware.com. A clip from that article is as follows:

The Washington Post carried a story yesterday detailing how Windows Media Player 8.0 (the version shipping with Windows XP) collects detailed information on a person's DVD and CD playing habits and stores it on the hard drive. Furthermore, each time the computer accesses the DVD or CD, WMP communicates back with a code unique to each user, potentially allowing this treasure trove of viewing information to be directly linked to a person.


M$ strikes again.
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Old February 23rd, 2002, 09:50 AM   #2
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Unfortunately Bill, this infomation is available every time you access a web site. Using simple and freely available Javascripts, all of your computers information can be captured. It's not difficult, and it's not illegal.
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Old February 23rd, 2002, 09:51 AM   #3
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Unfortunately Bill, this infomation is available every time you access a web site. Using simple and freely available Javascripts, all of your computers information can be captured. It's not difficult, and it's not illegal. You'd be surprised how much spyware is actually on your computer. Search for a copy of Adware and install and use it to remove spyware from your computer. It's freeware so it's easy to find. Try www.downloads.com
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Old February 23rd, 2002, 02:01 PM   #4
 
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yeah, Afterburner, I know. Just wanted to spread the word. I reject all cookies and work thru a firewall. Nothing comes in or goes out that I don't track. I just don't trust big corporations, especially M$, unfortunately I kinda need their product.
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Old February 23rd, 2002, 07:17 PM   #5
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There's just no winning with big business ay.

I'm waithing for the day someone makes an editing app for Linux. It's a shame the big companies won't support Linux as you can control everything, and it is a lot more efficient in it's use of resources. You do need to know what you're doing though, when it comes to setting it up.

I asked the guys at Macromedia once if they will every support Linux and their response was, 'yeah, when people start paying for it'. I guess most of the other companies feel the same.

PS- this is not a prelude to OS war.

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