Technological Dissonance: Your so-called privacy

— 12:05 AM on May 4, 2001

Dissonance has written up a rousing column this week about privacy concerns over Windows XP's registration/activation scheme. He's dishing out a healthy dose of real-world perspective on what's really happening here—at least as he sees it. Here's how he kicks it off:
Is Windows XP'S activation scheme chafing your privates? Open your eyes. You're already in way too deep. Microsoft should be the least of your concerns. The supposedly grievous privacy violations of XP's activation scheme are no worse than violations you experience in everyday life. Why single out XP?
He's got a point, and it's a worthy one to ponder. Read the rest and see what you think.
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