Microsoft squashes what would now appear to have been a camera app bug.
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Statements made by Microsoft to the US House of Representatives prove to be at odds with how its Windows Phone OS actually works.
Days after being bought by Microsoft, Skype starts installing crapware on Windows systems without consent
Just days following the announcement that Microsoft is to buy Skype for a massive $8.5 billion, the company has begun pushing crapware called 'EasyBits Go' onto Windows systems without consent or permission.
I’m reading lots of complaints about the new iTunes 8 update causing horrific problems on Windows machines, including widespread reports of STOP errors, aka the Blue Screen of Death. So how can a supposedly simple software update cause a fatal crash? Maybe because this isn’t a simple software update. Once again, Apple is using its automatic update process to deliver multiple software packages, including a device driver that has a long and checkered history of causing the Blue Screen Of Death to appear. And it’s delivering this massive payload without even a pretense of proper disclosure and without asking consent from its users. I was able to reproduce a crash and put together a gallery that shows the whole sordid process.
Mozilla's CEO blasted Apple for distributing its Safari browser via the Apple Software Update service on Windows that is used by millions of iTunes users.In a blog posted today, John Lilly, the chief executive of Mozilla, claimed the distribution practice is unethical because it allegedly tricks users into downloading not only their regular iTunes and Quicktime updates but also a brand new web browser -- without the user's consent.
The software maker is investigating why some Windows machines were apparently updated and forced to reboot without their owners' consent
After Patch Tuesday this week (October 9), some Windows Vista users noticed something strange: Windows Update had changed their Automatic Update settings and rebooted their machines automatically without their consent.
Remember that Stealth Update I talked about a couple of weeks ago? The one that Microsoft sent down the pipes to XP and Vista users and installed it irrespective of whether the user had given consent for updates to be installed? Remember too how the apologists claimed that there was nothing wrong with how Microsoft had behaved because there was no harm done? Well, it turns out that this update isn't as benign as we first thought and can indeed cause problems for Windows XP users if they try to repair their installation.
In the wake of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to revamp its Windows registration process to prevent users' personal information from being transmitted without their consent, Internet and privacy watchdog groups are calling for legislation to protect rights of users -- both on and offline.
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