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12 Sept 2005

Microsoft antiphishing proposal raises privacy concerns

Microsoft is reportedly on the verge of releasing an optional utility to track the websites users visit and compare them against a blacklist of phisher sites. Maybe this would work if the blacklist is reliable (no false positives and few false negatives), but the downside is that (for some reason I can’t quite fathom) Microsoft plans to gather details of users’ surfing habits, raising privacy concerns.
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