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Gates called to account in Aust

Microsoft chairman and chief software architect, Bill Gates, detailed his vision and addressed some of the key threats facing the software heavyweight in a briefing with journalists on Monday, followed by a carefully-managed photo-opportunity/digital divide funding launch with Prime Minister John Howard. His appearance followed a series of summits earlier this month designed to boost user awareness of security issues.

Microsoft chairman and chief software architect, Bill Gates, detailed his vision and addressed some of the key threats facing the software heavyweight in a briefing with journalists on Monday, followed by a carefully-managed photo-opportunity/digital divide funding launch with Prime Minister John Howard. His appearance followed a series of summits earlier this month designed to boost user awareness of security issues. Gates did not have it all his own way, however, with Sun Microsystems and a key NSW government body issuing an announcement whose timing for Microsoft was somewhat embarrassing.

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Microsoft security boss tackles product problems, phishing
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