Technology: July 2002 Archives

For my non-geek readers, here is a good article from Newsweek on how the big labels are killing internet radio.

I read this after installing the newest Microsoft "security update" unfortunately. I've now agreed for Microsoft to connect to my machine and "fix" stuff whenever they feel like it.

If you caught our recent coverage of the Windows Media Player trio of security holes you may have followed a link to the TechNet download site for a patch, or you might have activated Windows Update. If you did the former (though, oddly, not if you did the latter), you would have been confronted with an End User License Agreement (EULA) stating, most ominously, that:

"You agree that in order to protect the integrity of content and software protected by digital rights management ('Secure Content'), Microsoft may provide security related updates to the OS Components that will be automatically downloaded onto your computer. These security related updates may disable your ability to copy and/or play Secure Content and use other software on your computer. If we provide such a security update, we will use reasonable efforts to post notices on a web site explaining the update."

Not so comforting, coming from a company that accidentaly distributed virus-infected software recently.

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