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  1. #1 Microsoft is scanning computers without permission 
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    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix...tipiracy_p.html

    I have a legal copy of windows on my computer, but I am completely against the unauthorized scanning of my computer! I'd like to find a way to disable this anyway just because I don't want them scanning my computer without permission! I hope someone sues Microsoft over this. :mad:
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    if u really read the artical they say there are only scanning for windows being real or not. so anyone with a fake OST might wana not update.
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    <div class='quotetop'></div><div class='quotemain'>The pilot is opt-in, so all participants are given a choice about whether or not they wish to participate. The opt-in is via a License Terms dialog, and users can chose to accept or decline. Only users who accept will receive the software.</div>

    I was never asked if I wanted to decline. It just automatically installed it. :( Or maybe I don't have it?

    <div class='quotetop'></div><div class='quotemain'>Once installed, participants will have the option to suppress notifications for some length of time. Users will not have the option of uninstalling WGA Notifications</div>

    I seem to remember lawsuits because the option to remove IE wasn't present... now they're adding some stupid thing like this that you can't uninstall.

    <div class='quotetop'>(sethtodeath)</div><div class='quotemain'>if u really read the artical they say there are only scanning for windows being real or not. so anyone with a fake OST might wana not update.</div>

    I don't think they're scanning anything but operating system files.
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    yeah so i have no worrys and if they come i have a bat:D i know my comp cant take a beating:P
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    All they really are doing is checking if your computer has pirated software in it, Its going ot be in Viva la VISTA. But dont worry, Many computer experts are figuring that this will only be consistant if you use windows update, which you shouldnt since that is buggy.
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    Phew! lol thanks zayne i was about to lead a army of people into microsoft to rule it! XD as if >.> <.<
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  7. #7 Microsoft is scanning computers without permission 
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    Well like you could own microsoft, Ive tryed....>.<
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    whell ill send thousends of ipods:D
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  9. #9 Microsoft is scanning computers without permission 
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    XD

    Here well giving 10000000000 ipods out for anyone who can stand to hear me talk!
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    yay:D!
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    Gives one to everyone here...

    Gives some to spread firefox,

    Give some to my Website viewers..

    well thats like 30 away..
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    maybe i can go to microsoft today. they're only like 20/30 minutes away from my house i think.
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    WTF?!LUCKY!
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  14. #14 Microsoft is scanning computers without permission 
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    Has anyone actually been asked if they wanted to agree to the scans?
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    Nope not yet..
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