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LinuxWorld: An Open Letter to a Digital World

Dec 21, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Spencer)

"To Anyone Who Will Listen,

"Recently I was reading an article from Wired magazine talking about the Windows spyware problem [1]. It was unbelievable to me that people would choose to use programs that they know make all their personal information available to companies. It turns out that 80% of Windows users suffer from spyware [2]. I read many articles like these but always thought that these people have problems just because they aren't careful. Maybe they don't run anti-virus, they don't use a firewall, or they browse seedy sites and download applications for seedy activities. It turns out though that is not the case..."

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