Re: Why would my keyboard "phone home"?

From: Bumblebee (chris_bee_at_address.invalid)
Date: 10/11/03

Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2003 09:10:20 +1000

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On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 09:13:51 +0200,"Filip van Laenen" posted ...

>"Bumblebee" <chris_bee@address.invalid> wrote in message
>> On Thu, 09 Oct 2003 23:28:04 GMT,"Bill" posted ...
>> >My new Microsoft Wireless Keyboard tried to contact the internet today.
>> >
>> >Why would it want to do that?
>> I have a Microsoft Keyboard and a Microsoft Mouse and they both try to
>> access the internet.
>My keyboard (from another manufacturer) does exactly the same. The problem
>now is that every single minute, that stupid keyboard tries to phone home,
>and of course ZA blocks it.
>Why can't they just put in a dialog, ask me whether I want to register,
>and if I answer źno╗ leave it at that???

Agree. But we can't just blame Microsoft alone then if a keyboard from
another manufacturer does the same thing.
Another thing that bugs me, if I click on Help using Win XP, immediately
I get asked: "do you want Help to access the internet?" so ZAP now
blocks that too. If I want to visit a Microsoft Help page I prefer it to
be my decision and not be taken there automatically.

Whinge over now.

Chris Bee