Microsoft is pushing for privacy?

Thursday, 4 May 2006, 2:29 AM EST

When it comes to protecting customers' privacy, Microsoft doesn't have the best record. So when the software giant backs new federal privacy legislation, onlookers suspect the company is probably protecting itself.

At the Computers, Freedom & Privacy Conference, or CFP, in 1999, Microsoft collected an ignominious Big Brother Award after it was caught hiding unique identification numbers in users' Microsoft Word documents.

At Wired.

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