LimeWire to “disconnect” users from it’s network

image1985292252.jpgRead the full article here, but this is an interesting aspect of the story:

company representative Tiffany Guarnaccia acknowledged to CNET that a summer update had given LimeWire the ability to isolate clients from the Gnutella network, rendering the app useless. It had also changed its update policy to both patch automatically and to refuse to open if a user wasn’t running the latest version.

As a society we often take updates with an idea of betterment… you don’t often think about a publisher installing a backdoor to shut your access down.

The legitimacy or legality of LimeWire aside, makes you wonder about what other software vendors are doing with updates?

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