Windows Update retrieves user information?

By on February 26, 2003, 2:50 PM
A report on [URL=http://www.tecchannel.de/betriebssysteme/1126/index.html]tecChannel[/URL], a German website, claims that the Microsoft Windows Update site extracts more information from a person's PC when the update Windows facility is used running the WinXP operating system.

[COLOR=royalblue]And, the site claims, the information can pass on to Microsoft a list of all of the software installed on an individual's computer, including software manufactured by other manufacturers.
According to tecCHANNEL, this information is more extensive than is necessary for the purpose. The site said Microsoft has not yet replied in detail to its concerns about passing sensitive data.[/COLOR]


Source: [URL=http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=7980]The Inquirer[/URL].




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poertner_1274 said:
For some reason this doesn't surprise me. M$ will do what they want.....
warr said:
not a surprise. :rolleyes:
StormBringer said:
I kind of thought they had been doing it all along. I never believed that thing that said "no information is sent to MS" or something like that.
poertner_1274 said:
Well true, but it is still misleading in one way or another.
StormBringer said:
Misleading? More like a bold faced lie
poertner_1274 said:
Heh, I was trying to be polite, but really it is a BIG BAD LIE!
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