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Is Microsoft Spying On You With Windows Media Player?

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I received the following email from Shane Hanson and I’m not sure what to think. Figured I’d post it out of curiosity to see what my readers think of the accusations here and to promote conspiracy theorist activity in general

You know most of my readers like hearing about Microsoft being evil and such.

Windows Media Player Digital Rights Management Spy
This is something really nasty in the XP filing system… it’s in Windows Media Player, and it not only has all the information about Digital Rights Management, it also has all the information about your local police force….. QED… Not only is microsoft spying on you, they are also telling the cops what you have got on your system….

This is part of the sequence of this file, if you have media player, and do a search for these individual words… you will find it…

DrmDescription
DrmLicense
classification
description
microsoft border
postcode
microsoft theme
created
pics-label
title
expires
law_association_area
originator
dc.language
dc.date.modified

I found a couple of links with information on Mr. Hanson but am awaiting a response to my email to him regarding where and how he obtained this information. We’ll see what happens.

Jason Dowdell is a technology entrepreneur and operates the Marketing Shift blog.

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