No Xmas logo by Gisela
“Sony has engaged in a technological version of cloak and dagger deceit against consumers by hiding secret files on their computers,” said Attorney General Abbott. “Consumers who purchased a Sony CD thought they were buying music. Instead, they received spyware that can damage a computer, subject it to viruses and expose the consumer to possible identity crime…”
(Source: Boing Boing)
If a private individual, some happy young hacker, had done the same, they’d have been arrested and probably charged with being a terrorist or something.
But if a corporation infects millions of computers… well, that’s just peachy! Big business can do what the fuck it wants, invading our privacy and breaking our computers and cocksuckers like the RIAA just applaud their criminality.
This may seem like an empty boycott but I, for one, won’t be buying any Sony products or music until they fix what they’ve broken and apologise for their crimes. I’m actually in the market for a PC laptop to replace my Panasonic Toughbook and I was looking at one of the cheaper Vaio models. Not anymore!
So, if you’re about to buy any Sony CDs or other products this year as pressies, think carefully: the gift you give may actually be crammed with Sony malware.