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RE: is this true?
I received the following message from Ben Leal at MS.com.
Guess our emails are being monitored? Couldn't get the link to bring up
anything on this subject, even checking the archives for 10/97.
>From: Ben Leal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: RE: Is this true?
>Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 02:11:00 -0800
> If you want to see what is happening on you system check out
> -----Original Message-----
> From: claribba [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 13, 1997 10:18 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Re: Is this true?
>I always suspected that was the purpose of those nasty, and according to MS
>tech support, undeletable Mm2048.dat and Mm256.dat files, always working
>the the background with Explorer list file manager,[ all redundant 12
>copies!] that IE and some sites download to your hard drive...and, unlike
>cookies, you don't have an option not to accept. I haven't heard this
>from any group, though I did hear that your search requests go to MS
>mainframes before they hit the search engines, Infoseek, Yahoo, etc.
>Lots of rumors, but with no input from MS about what really goes on behind
>the scenes in the OS impossible to prove.. The TSR may be a great tool for
>finding this out. I do know the few days I used IE, my hard drive would
>start spinning while on-line. This has happened to others I know
>personally...not a rumor.
>I just got this post from another list I am on, and though I've
>>heard rumors of it before, I never heard quite this story. Can
>>anyone here confirm this? It is a major invasion of privacy if
>> Not anti-Microsoft, but PRO-DOS.
>>Those of us who prefer to work with DOS programs like the fact that
>>WE control the program not the program controling us and what is done
>>with and to our computers.
>> FYI, did you know that if you are running W95 and you use it to dial-up
>>the Microsoft Network, that the first thing it does is to transmit to
>>Microsoft a complete listing of ALL files on your system.
>> If you want to test this, dial them up. But first run a TSR program
>>that will record in a Log-file all disk access. After contacting MSN,
>>check the Log-file and you'll see that your FAT was transmitted to MSN.
>> To this day, no-one has been able to get Microsoft to say WHY they are
>>Edward R. Mortimer firstname.lastname@example.org
>>The Land of Beyond http://www.trailerpark.com/moonwalk/moonwolf/index.html