Microsoft Ends "Free Software for Monitoring"

This is interesting.  Free software, but you potentially give up your privacy for it.

Microsoft pulled the free software offer from its Web site Tuesday, which made free copies of Vista and Office among other applications available in exchange for feedback.

Users will be required to install a piece of software on their computers for three months in order to receive the software for free. However at the same time the offer may have been tantalizing for some, for others it may have raised privacy concerns.

For example, some of the information collected included Windows settings and usage, details on your hardware, file and folder structure, programs the user runs, and application crash data.

Would any of you HH readers have signed up for this?

Via:  BetaNews
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