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CNET News.com: Microsoft admits privacy problem, plans fix

Mar 07, 1999, 11:13 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft has acknowledged that a feature of its Windows 98 operating system can be used to trace the identity of authors of electronic documents, according to a report."

"The company acknowledged that Windows 98, and other Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel, generate unique identification numbers that are linked to registered users' names, according to a report in the The New York Times."

"The company said it will alter the way the registration process works in the next maintenance release of Windows 98, according to the report."

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