Thursday, June 30, 2005

Microsoft Gator

Here's some interesting news... As if enough people don't already think that Microsoft is Big Brother, and out to get all of your information, here's more fuel for the fire. Apparently, Microsoft is in talks with Claria, maker of the treacherous Gator software. I'm not sure why they would want this. Some say its for some other piece of software that Claria makes, but I'm not so sure.

I'm not one who typically makes an outcry over Microsoft's business tactics. I don't care much for the Windows platform, and prefer to use Mac, but business-wise, Microsoft are some of the best. But, because of this, they are very good at using the information that they have to make more money. So, it makes sense for them to collect information from users, and then turn around, and put that information to use to make money.

It'll be interesting to see how all of this pans out in the end.

2 comments:

kordalian said...

wishful thinking: on
Perhaps they're buying it to shut it down once and for all.
wishful thinking: off

Stacey said...

Guess we'll all need our tin hats now, eh? :)