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May 24, 2002
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This article in the always interesting Technology Review describes new technology that goes well beyond regular "spyware." BayTSP even automates their cease-and-desist letters. It all made me think of people like this.
posted by anathema (2 comments total)

 
Isn't it illegal to scan someone's hard drive like that without their consent? i mean, who gives these people the authority to look through my computer?
posted by schlaager at 11:24 AM on May 24, 2002


Great link. Being fairly clueless in this area, can anyone tell me if a firewall would make any difference? I have an old computer running Windows XP networked to my new computer-- I'm using Internet Connection Sharing, but I've noticed file sharing apps can't see between the two computers even though I've added media folders on the old computer through a mapped drive.

Isn't it illegal to scan someone's hard drive like that without their consent?

If they're joining the file-sharing service you're using and looking at your hard drive, you've already consented to that.
posted by yerfatma at 11:28 AM on May 24, 2002


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