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Windows 7: MS's security chief suggests 'Net tax to clean computer

02 Mar 2010   #1
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MS's security chief suggests 'Net tax to clean computer

Microsoft's security chief suggests 'Net tax to clean computers

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How will we ever get a leg up on hackers who are infecting computers worldwide? Microsoft's security chief laid out several suggestions today, including a possible Internet usage tax to pay for the inspection and quarantine of machines.
Most hacked PCs run Microsoft's Windows operating system, and the company has invested millions in trying to fight the problem.
Microsoft recently used the court system to shut down the Waledac botnet, introducing a new tactic in the battle against hackers. Speaking at the RSA security conference in San Francisco, Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Trustworthy Computing Scott Charney said that the technology industry needs to think about more "social solutions."
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Microsoft's security chief suggests 'Net tax to clean computers

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02 Mar 2010   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Now MS wants the taxpayers to pay for their cost in enforcing WAT.
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02 Mar 2010   #3

Vista HP, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro, Seven Ultimate x2
 
 

How about we just format all of our computers at once world wide and make it a holiday.
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02 Mar 2010   #4

 

More about getting money from Linux, Apple, Unix users, the young and old etc... for fighting the stupidity of the few users who just dont care about viruses on their machine, if they did then they would take measures to remove them.

Education would go further and allot better than a tax because then they might learn something about how to combat the problem themself, a tax would just let people continue to be ignorant.
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02 Mar 2010   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

For anyone that might think that this is a good idea, it should be kept in mind that taxes is how the government controls most things, and the idea of MS and the government joining hands to rule the internet doesn't conjure up a pleasant image.
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02 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Talk about asking people just to switch to Linux or Apple then LOL.

No one is going to want to pay just because Windows can get messed up by user error.

I can't support paying at all. If that would be serious then I would considering switching myself. Maybe to that Chrome OS lol.
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02 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

I don't think MS or the feds could ever regulate the net... It would revert back to where it started, a bunch of individuals with servers in their closets. Enforcement would be a nightmare and the Internet "Underground" would have the support of the thousands of retailers that are reliant on the billions being made on the net...

Just an opinion...
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02 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
I don't think MS or the feds could ever regulate the net... It would revert back to where it started, a bunch of individuals with servers in their closets. Enforcement would be a nightmare and the Internet "Underground" would have the support of the thousands of retailers that are reliant on the billions being made on the net...

Just an opinion...
I agree. Just to much money invested in the internet and even more people using it. I think it would be impossible to monitor everything and then you has to ask about privacy as well.

Think how big the internet is and how many people are connected to it. Just not possible.
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02 Mar 2010   #9

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I think that MS has proven that it has no interest in anyone's privacy, or the welfare of people in general.
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02 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I think that MS has proven that it has no interest in anyone's privacy, or the welfare of people in general.
While I would agree with you if this was years ago but as of today I think they are starting to care a little bit.

Not caring created Vista. While I liked it the general public hated it and by not listening they saw the damage. They seemed to take in what people were complaining about and fixed it up nice for Windows 7.

Now on the privacy issue that is still questionable
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