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[ NNSquad ] How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the Internet

How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the Internet

(Wired): http://www.wired.com/2014/10/microsoft-pinkerton/

    "Microsoft's court maneuvering had played out in secret. Durrer's
     company didn't have the chance to argue its case in court. By the time
     Durrer was served with court papers on that June day, Microsoft had
     seized control of the company's services and ejected the hackers using
     them, while also locking out all the legitimate users. Durrer
     eventually regained control of his company, but only after it had been
     offline for days. Because many of his customers are on annual
     contracts, he still isn't sure how much the outage will cost him.
     Boscovich and Microsoft have executed the same basic maneuver a dozen
     times over the past six years. The end-game is always the same:
     Microsoft wants to stop criminal activity and clean up infected
     systems. The company has derailed some pretty sleazy operations, but
     that's not the case with No-IP, a healthy business with a wide range
     of customers."

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Unacceptable Microsoft. Nobody appointed you anything other than
King Blue Screen.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
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