Originally Posted by allenn812
Well that should only worry people that are doing illegal things!
And what exactly counts as illegal activities?
Using P2P software? - perfectly leagal, it's only when you download copyrighted stuff when it's illegal.
writting virusses? - I saw a software developer accidentally write a macro virus once, well it wasn't actually a virus, it's just the code need to perform the task was the same as a section of a macro virus, I mean will this be sent to microsoft? - as it happens this would be of a massive concern since the code was the intelectual property of the company that I worked for with confidentiality clauses set in place by the company that the job was for...
Would programming hardware count as illegal, - PIC chip hardware programming really took off in the 80's and 90's as people made their own home hardware hacks for sky and cable TV boxes to break subscription codes. yet programming hardware chips is someting I do most days quite legitimatly...
If MS are stealling information from computers or trying to monitor activities I think that this marks a whole grey area of computing that will pretty much destroy the industry, I mean with the ability to pretty much outlaw any software that they want MS can kill all it's competition and do what ever it likes.