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Microsoft Corp. has started updating files on computers running Windows XP and Vista, even when users have explicitly disabled the operating systems’ automatic update feature, researchers said today.

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All non-free software have this

All non-free software have this potential to hide malicious actions against the wishes of the user. Stuff like this shouldn't be news. This particular instance of may be news but it should be expected. Without the right to study the software, the user chooses to give up their right to maintain full control of their own computer.