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Windows 8 Lets Parents Track Kids' Internet Use
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Andrew Hornback,
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5/16/2012 | 1:04:17 AM
re: Windows 8 Lets Parents Track Kids' Internet Use
Is this going to be an option on the mobile version of Windows 8 as well as the standard desktop/laptop version?

I also have to wonder how long it will be before someone out there gets malicious with this little option and starts logging what people are doing on their systems, without their permission.

The option says that the parent will be receiving a weekly e-mail... does that mean that Windows 8 is shipping with an SMTP server onboard or relying on an external third party to relay that e-mail? That could be a SERIOUS nightmare waiting to happen.

Andrew Hornback
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