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No Privacy Right on "My" Desktop ?
A 12 04 95 The Electronic Telegraph newsstory headlined
'Spoilsport' software bars games
An American company called DVD has developed a utility
called UnGame that can delete up to 3,100 games from a
computer network. Even if the game is hidden on the com-
puter user's own hard disk, it will find it.
The user's own hard disk?
Although the machines at work usually belong to the com-
pany, most employees regard them as an electronic equi-
valent of their desk, and are similarly territorial.
John Davison, PC Zone editor, says:
If anyone stole something from your desk you'd be fed up.
If anybody stole something from my computer, I'd be equal-
What kind of software is UnGame?
The newsstory suggests the answer:
...industry experts have complained that companies may
be releasing "tailored viruses"....
I believe my first post to the list was about McAfee's Virus
Blocker. Perhaps that can be...adapted.
If so, those who then declared the information had nothing
to do with privacy may continue playing their games.
Of course companies may try another tack: Oracle's "internet
As [email protected] pointed out in his 11 18 95 post,
[I guess, they mean no permanent storage or software other
than the browser in ROM. No remembered state, no viruses
In "my" terminal.
NOTE. The Electronic Telegraph's website URL is:
The newsstory's online filename is:
It was written by:
ROBERT UHLIG, TECHNOLOGY CORRESPON-
It first appeared in 12 03 95 The Daily Telegraph.
The McAfee website URL is: