Juno nono (fwd)

From: Tom Whore (tomwhore@inetarena.com)
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 11:51:02 PST

I saw this up on slashdotty today and though of my wife. After a year of
sohabitating she still clings to her Juno account. Why? I dont know. I
have offered her a wsmf.org drop, a slack.net account and even to hook her
up theough our @home mail if she wanted. Old habits die hard i guese,
hopefully this will help to make her jump ship.

Anyone got further 411 on this? Can they turn my wifes computer into a
sweatshop for corp amerika?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 08:44:11 -0800 (PST)
From: tom@wsmf.org
To: Dawn <-----@juno.com
Subject: Juno nono

Honey dear, lookie what your email providers are pulling down on you. Time
to jump maybe? Read on.

 "Section 2.5 of the Juno Privacy Policy has some very interesting
statements in it - you authorize them to download an app to track your
usage and you can't do anything about it, you are to keep your computer on
24/7, or give them the right to make your computer call out at their
desire, and they can install a screen saver on your computer with ads, and
you can't get rid of it. Obviously this bothers me, but the real kicker as
far as I'm concerned is that they will allow third parties to use the
downloaded software. Does M$ looking for pirated software sound like a
player? Or what happens if someone cracks the software? Does that open
your hard drive data to anyone? As the senior network instructor at a
large private computer school, I have advised faculity and staff to not
use Juno due to these requirments." It looks like the few remaining free
ISPs are searching for ways to make up advertising income during the
dot-com meltdown, and the "solution" they've come up with is to make use
of their users' computers to do distributed processing. Will Juno users
realize what they are agreeing to?

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