From: Brendan Arthurs (brenarthilug at domain eircom.net)
Date: Tue 09 Apr 2002 - 09:01:35 IST
Interesting, but wildly unconnected to Linux.
> This looks like current competent material; I'd like to know others think.
the fuckmicrosoft.com domain name really gives it that superiorly classy
look of competance.
> Also, aren't there EU laws protecting privacy? Why are there no legal
> challenges to this carry-on? I remember there was a public outcry when the
> Pentium III came out because of it's ability to track websites visited. It
> seems that MS has been involved in even more devious tactics all along. Is
> this something that we should look into?
Yes there are privacy protection laws, though as long as no one accesses
the data, you can hardly say there was invasion of privacy.
As regards the PIII identification code, which can be disabled through the
BIOS, it allowed the CPU to be uniquely identified remotely (don't know
the details, but I would imaging some Query CPU service would have
to be running locally to allow this to happen) It did not keep track of
Should you look into it? If you want, but methinks it would be better done
in another context than as part of a LUG.
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