Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:00 AM
I suppose it did not really hit me until I watched the roll out event of the consumers editions of Vista in New York on Jan. 30th. I had bought into just about everything with the beta and biz versions (out of necessity) of the sincere effort MS was making to improve security. The penny really didn't drop until they revealed I could use Vista Home to spy on my own kids and spouse. Gates and Sievert sure appeared to think it was quite amusing in their rather folksy presentation.
So it got me to thinking. Yes, dogs think too, Should I be concerned about security protection being treated in the same light hearted manner as the "trust" I have had to earn between my kids and wife. Yes, dogs have sole mates and puppies, too. So in support my retriever tradition, I decided to do a little more digging. Not only did I find the foundation has some serious cracks but there are holes that makes it much easier for MS to spy on me. I will elaborate, should the tone of this conversation be of interest to the rest of the pack.
I do not know how many times I have read an MS Security Plan full of promises and short on delivery. But this time it seems to be different. I really feel it is all about "control" & not ours. I think Users should have the right to run free without a leach or tags (Not the XML type). With spying built-in while condemming spyware Vista seems to be at cross purposes. Maybe I just do not have the same sense of humour, Bill and company do. Oh that's right, it is only fair if I spy since it is my computer or is it really anymore? Grrrrrr.
Yours in the pound.