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New Scientist reports on a technology Microsoft is developing to identify users based on their browsing habits. Quote: 'The software could get its raw information from a number of sources, including a new type of 'cookie' program that records the pages visited. Alternatively, it could use your PC's own cache of web pages, or proxy servers could maintain records of sites visited. So far it can only guess gender and age with any accuracy,' but the aim is to be able to identify name, occupation and location as well. On a related note, The Inquirer reports on Microsoft's plans to widen the use of its identity-verification technology CardSpace, which is built into Windows Vista and available as an add-on to XP. It's being envisioned as an identity solution for the entire internet: says Kim Cameron, pioneer of the technology, 'We feel it has to solve all use cases.' (Aha, so the anonymous use cases, too, eh?) One might ask, with all of this user-ID information on hand, how long will it be until the Feds come knocking on Microsoft's door asking for help? They already have.
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that sucks and should be against the law... but after the patriot act i guess anything goes. so no privacy for us
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If this passed I believe privacy is no longer a factor for civilians.

This is ridicious.. I mean ISP monitoring people, and now this?

I mean come on, its basically giving them the right to walk into your house and stand behind you 24/7 while your on the computer.

THIS SHOULD BE VERY ILLEGAL! Only the FBI should be able to monitor someone and thats only if they suspect them doing something extremely wrong.

I'm sure that 40% of users have some type of illegal program on there computer... Even if this happened, what are they going to do, arrest thousands and thousands of people, theres no room in jail for that many people.
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We should all go to the same site for a entire day to trick them lol.

Wait isn't that how you can crash their servers? Getting thousands of people to constantly go to a site? Lol.

Let's do it to MS
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If this passed I believe privacy is no longer a factor for civilians.

This is ridicious.. I mean ISP monitoring people, and now this?

I mean come on, its basically giving them the right to walk into your house and stand behind you 24/7 while your on the computer.

THIS SHOULD BE VERY ILLEGAL! Only the FBI should be able to monitor someone and thats only if they suspect them doing something extremely wrong.

I'm sure that 40% of users have some type of illegal program on there computer... Even if this happened, what are they going to do, arrest thousands and thousands of people, theres no room in jail for that many people.
Hey buddy did you ever hear of Rex 84 ?
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Go go Big Brother........
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M$=Teh new FBI?
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Wow... just... wow...

*looks for pissing icon* --> Patriot Act

<-- us embracing Linux

<-- rest of angry world
getting screwed by microshi*... er soft
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If this passed I believe privacy is no longer a factor for civilians.

This is ridicious.. I mean ISP monitoring people, and now this?

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THIS SHOULD BE VERY ILLEGAL! Only the FBI should be able to monitor someone and thats only if they suspect them doing something extremely wrong.

I'm sure that 40% of users have some type of illegal program on there computer... Even if this happened, what are they going to do, arrest thousands and thousands of people, theres no room in jail for that many people.
fines..., this is killing me
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I may be moving to canada soon....
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