Friday, December 17, 2004

Biased news reporting

BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft sets sights on spyware

Why is the implicit assumption of techno-journalists that Microsoft are out to rip everyone off? The media is already under the (mistaken) impression that Windows is inherently less secure than other platforms, so when positive steps are taken to tighten security they must find something else negative to say.

In this article they criticise Microsoft for reserving the right to charge for a currently free product at some point in the future. I assume that if Microsoft commited to making it free forever then they would be accused of abusing their dominant market position.

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