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"Suspect in AltaVista hacking case works at Microsoft"

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    Shining Arcanine

    http://www.neowin.net/comments.php?id=22099&category=main

    I think the person who wrote comment #20 made some good points. Anyway, please tell me that none of their code is in MSN Search...

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    Manip

    Why are you guys so shocked, everyone that works at Microsoft is a criminal in one way or another. I mean Lenn has that double murder conviction and Charles released that 'super virus' that killed a few thousand people, and you’re shocked by THIS?!

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    jamie

    ..the scarry part is i hope ms search use NONE of that code.. i hated that search

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    lars

    Another thread with comments about this: Microsoft New Search Engine Preview - Your Opinions

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    scobleizer

    I got a speeding ticket on 405. 71 in a 60. Sigh.

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    lars

    Shining Arcanine wrote:

    I think the person who wrote comment #20 made some good points.


    Choice pieces of #20 for your reading convenience:

    "that source code is two years old, and wasn't effective enough back then to stop Google from making everyone practically forget AV existed. It's likely evolved even more since then, anyway. Remember, MS is trying to out-do Google, they probably wouldn't succeed with old AV code [...]
    Working on similar tech doesn't necessarily mean he's actually working with stolen code."

    Now, I'm more worried about Scoble here ... Smiley


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    Cider

    lars wrote:
    Now, I'm more worried about Scoble here ... Smiley


    Especially since Scoble was on his "Sweet 10 Speed" (see Moblog) at the time!

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