I wrote a news analysis - Microsoft Anti-Piracy Move Raises Serious Confidentiality Issues for SMEs - at work, and it was published on the corporate site.
Which raises the question...
Your turn: Is this draconian? Do software companies - or any companies, for that matter - have the right to peek deeply into your computer? If we let 'em get away with it now, where does it end? This isn't a tech issue so much as it is a consumer-focused, abuse-of-power one.
Update - Thursday, August 4:
Earlier this morning, Info-Tech sent out a press release on this topic. It's entitled Microsoft Anti-Piracy Move Raises Serious Privacy Issues. I'll post updated links to responses here:
- CFRA Radio in Ottawa, Ontario. Interview aired Thursday afternoon. Here's the link to the MP3 file. To listen to CFRA live, click here. To browse their interview archive, click here.
- Tom's Hardware. Headline: Windows authentication: Sneaky or necessary? Was interviewed opposite a Microsoft spokesperson. I don't think Microsoft will be inviting me to the company BBQ anytime soon.