Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) is back, this time disguised as a critical update named WGA Notifications 1.7 KB905474.
While adding a third rating called "not sure" for "suspicious" versions of Windows, it hasn't won fans from its privacy issues of WGA "phoning home".
Microsoft says it will reduce the frequency with which WGA checks in with the company to once every couple of weeks or so, and admits that it erred by not telling users everything that the tool does. "We're looking at ways to communicate that in a more forward manner," said Windows Genuine Advantage program head David Lazar.Technorati: WGA, Windows, privacy
(Source: Ars Technica)