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Microsoft's and RealNetworks' players under surveillance

Microsoft's and RealNetworks' players under surveillance

As the Wall Street Journal reports, according to an internal letter from the EU data protectionists, they should check whether the Windows media player and RealNetworks' player, RealJukeBox, violate applicable EU data protection regulations.

So are The experts believe that the two players, by logging user data and recording which video and audio files were played, and sending this data over the Internet without the knowledge of the user, are equivalent to spyware. Meanwhile, spokesmen for both providers have already rejected the allegations.

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