Is Microsoft about to buy a Spyware company

Rumor on the street is that Microsoft is about to buy Claria which was responsible for the spyware filled application Gator. If Microsoft is buying it I hope the purpose is to fire everyone and close the company down dismantle it’s customer tracking infrastructure and shred all data they have. Yeah I know that would be dream come true are probably a million to one.

This would be a very bad move. Imagine the worldwide top seller of software buys a spyware company. Makes me shudder to think about it. [ComputerWorld]