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4/12/06

Microsoft Writes Privacy Law?

This is a great example about how software companies are controlling all laws related to software. In Oklahoma, they wanted to pass a law about spyware. So what do they do? They outsource the writing of that law to Microsoft.

Microsoft wrote the law that bans some companies from installing spyware on your computer, but also wrote in that a select few companies, ones that Microsoft approves of, can go ahead and look around inside your computer without your knowledge.

That’s like allowing collection agencies to write the laws on how collection agencies can collect debts from people. Its like allowing Wallstreet stock brokers to write the laws that have to do with Insider Trading and corporate accounting.

Our government is so ignorant when it comes to technology and so much of their campaign money comes from these software companies that there is no way we will ever get a fair law concerning software manufacturers.

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More things that just piss me off

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