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[dvd-discuss] What Programs Are NOT Spyware?
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- Subject: [dvd-discuss] What Programs Are NOT Spyware?
- From: microlenz(at)earthlink.net
- Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 19:04:33 -0800
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Now that MaryBeth Peters etc have decreed that there are adequate protections
under the DMCA for investigation of spyware....what programs that access the
internet are not?
Let's consider the following list
Microsoft Update feature. Do you know what it's doing?
The mathematica kernel on my computer has been attempting to access the
Earthlink Total Access does all sorts of things such as setting cookies that
will expire in 2019 that I do not have a clue what they mean (so I do not allow
access and somehow things still seem to work.)
ANy program that accesses the internet has the potential for being spyware and
can be considered as such until the protocol is completely specified and
verified (and even then any deviation from it is subject to scrutiny). As such
I'm wondering if that hook allows RE of ANY program that accesses the INTERNET?