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Old 17th December 2004, 10:50   #1
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SOFTWARE BEHEMOTH Microsoft has bought a New York firm which makes software that fights spam and spyware.
The firm called Giant is small and only has 12 employees, and because it's privately owned, no-one apart from the top nobs knows what it's paid for the company.

more info @ http://www.giantcompany.com/intro.ht...tispyware.aspx

src: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=20272


I installed GIANT on my parents PC because neither Adaware or Spybot were able to remove a lingering spyware, the GIANT soft did the trick
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Old 17th December 2004, 19:21   #2
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My favorite source of information on spyware trends just got purchased by MS and all of the data I usually get from that site is no longer available After PestPatrol was purchased by CA it went downhill rather fast so hopefully MS will keep GIANT on a good route. I'm not happy about the data being pulled though thats for sure!
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/p...-16GIANTPR.asp
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Step 1: build insecure OS with built in browser
Step 2: ???
Step 3: profit!




... well, at least we now know what step 2 is.
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they have been buying up firms for years now

remember the Simpsons episode where Homer's internet firm was bought by M$?
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Yeah, that was a funny episode.
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