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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Who wouldn't trust a company that hid built-in spyware on every Windows-based PC in the land?
It turns out that Microsoft's Genuine Advantage anti-piracy program is also keeping daily tabs on Windows users. Who knew?
Well, until a few days ago, nobody outside of Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., knew.
According to an Associated Press report, David Lazar, director of the WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) program, Microsoft was doing this as "kind of a safety switch."
A safety switch?