A patent filed by Microsoft last year, but only made public last week, wants to turn your Xbox 360′s Kinect into an instrument via which large companies can monitor your media usage and, if you’re found to be in violation of something, charge you for it.Read more »
Imagine a world where Microsoft could sue, for example, General Electric because it sold a refrigerator to a retail store in Seattle, and that model of refrigerator used a fan designed by a Chinese firm owned a single PC with a pirated copy of Microsoft Windows. Microsoft executives are lobbying lawmakers for just this vision of the future.Read more »
Microsoft is using the government monopoly grants to bludgeon anyone who creates a successful business without using Microsoft. Their liars, I mean lawyers, are using the threat of patent infringement to extort payments without ever actually specifying what those "infringements" are.
Leaked Microsoft intelligence document: Here's what Microsoft will reveal to police about youRead more »
Hackers have released an application designed to thwart a Microsoft-packaged forensic toolkit used by law enforcement agencies to examine a suspect’s hard drive during a raid.Read more »
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