Microsoft piracy check draws complaints
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| Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy
| Information Center, said the concern is that users did not know abouto
| r control the interaction.
| "It feels very much like a digital trespass -- you know, someone is
| getting access to your system without your consent," he said.
| Microsoft conceded that it should have told users it was making the
| daily connection. It has since discontinued the daily check and revised
| its disclosures. The system will, however, continue to occasionally
| check in with Microsoft to make sure it still believes a person's
| software is legitimate.