Politically-motivated Proprietary Software

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http://techrights.org – Summary: Excellent new examples of why using Microsoft Windows (and Mac OS X for that matter) can be political suicide IN an age when almost everything is powered by software, politically-neutral software may be impossible to put one’s hands on, but if the code is out there for inspection, modification, and redistribution, biases can be removed and the software can be reshaped to behave as desired by the user. Yesterday we mentioned how Windows Update, for example, can be used for political reasons. In fact, when any Windows-running computers are connected to the network, they can be for (General)