Why Microsoft may want WGA to phone home

Posted on Tuesday, July 04 2006 @ 0:51 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ARS Technica discusses Windows Genuine Advantage:
As the debate over Windows Genuine Advantage rages on, Microsoft is attempting to rein in speculation that the antipiracy tool could be used put an abrupt end to the use of pirated versions of Windows. A spokesperson for the company firmly denied that the tool would be used in such a manner, saying that "No, Microsoft antipiracy technologies cannot and will not turn off your computer." Confusion remains over just what WGA is designed to do..
Read on over here.

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