Big Brother Coming For Your Computer Now - Microsoft Plans To Update 'Silently'

Follow up on: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile Officially Launch Big Brother Cellphone 'PLAN' 12-14-11 "After Verizon's 'unannounced test' Monday the way apparently has been cleared for Verizon-AT&T-Sprint-T-Mobile's combined full-scale in your face breaking-into of your phone, and your personal life, to be made permanent" [see post]
Internet Explorer: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates

From January, Internet Explorer (IE) users will be automatically updated to the latest version of the browser. Microsoft said it was starting the project to update millions of machines to improve security online. Future updates to the browser would be applied without a user's knowledge to help beat scammers catching people out with fake updates. Those who did not want their browser updated could opt out or uninstall the software, said Microsoft.

He said the data gathered by Microsoft for its security intelligence reports showed that many cyber criminals targeted old or outdated software when they tried to trick people into installing fake updates. To beat such scams, Mr Gavin, said that once the latest version of the browser was installed all future updates would arrive silently and be applied without a user getting involved.

The giant upgrade programme will affect IE users running Windows XP, Vista and 7, and will first be rolled out in Australia and Brazil. Only those Windows users with automatic updates turned on will be enrolled in the programme.
re: 'without a user getting involved'

First they came for the cell phones - putting a chip in the phone to control them, which is starting up right now [see 'follow up' above], next they are coming for the computers - to take control of them too. Microsoft taking control of the personal private property of the "user" without his involvement or even knowing about it. This is how it starts. Take note

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