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Microsoft Sued Over WGA

Posted by: , 04:07 AEST, Fri June 30, 2006

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Microsoft is being sued by an America PC owner who's saying Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) violates laws against spyware
The suit by Los Angeles resident Brian Johnson, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Seattle, seeks class-action status for claims that Microsoft didn't adequately disclose details of the tool when it was delivered to PC users through the company's Automatic Update system.

Microsoft says the lawsuit is 'baseless' and denies that the Windows Genuine Advantage tool is spyware. Microsoft published instructions yesterday for disabling and removing WGA notification. Apparently they are having second thoughts about it. More...

Credit: p2pnet


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