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Microsoft Patent Application Raises Security Concerns

In what's beginning to look like the technological version of "One Flew Vver the Cuckoo's Nest," Microsoft filed a patent application on July 5 detailing advertising software that uses applications and data on a computer rather than the web. ... (Source: Information Week ) The summary of the patent, which amounts to nothing short of adware, begins with this lengthy statement: "an advertising framework may reside on a user computer, whether it's a part of the OS (operating system), an application or integrated within applications. Applications, tools, or utilities may use an application program ... (view more)

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