Is Microsoft getting into the Adware business?

Folks if Microsoft ever develops this, it will be game over for users that believe that Adware is a Security/Privacy risk. Hopefully someone at Microsoft will come to their senses before they cause a riot!


“Overall, the software is like adware that figures out what ads to display based on files on the hard drive and what’s being displayed on the screen at a given moment. The advertising software, which could be part of the operating system, a standalone app, or an application feature, would use information gleaned from documents, music, computer status messages, and e-mails as context for ads. However, the software could conceivably gather information on every file on a user’s hard drive and send it to advertisers, and the application does little to assuage security and privacy concerns.”
[full story here]


“would use information gleaned from documents, music, computer status messages, and e-mails as context for ads.”


Isn’t that the definition of Spyware? … does MS actually think anyone would actually agree to this? I can see it now … offer some new “feature” for free in exchange for spying on your habits. Oh Microsoft what are you thinking?



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