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Microsoft's Vision of Phones is Orwellian, Class Action Invoked

George Orwell



Summary: At Microsoft, spying on the user is a design choice, so a massive lawsuit is launched against the company

THE fight for Linux on mobile platforms is in part motivated by our digital rights and liberties. Nothing shows this better than actions like this new class action against Microsoft: [via]



ass action lawsuit filed in Seattle yesterday charges that Microsoft intentionally designed the software that runs cameras in Windows Phone 7 smartphones to collect and report...


This does not surprise us as Windows for the desktop contains similar antifeatures, to borrow the term the FSF likes to use. The illness of intrusion is one that Apple and Microsoft have in common. Apple versus Microsoft is a false dichotomy; the real argument is (software) freedom versus tyranny.

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