-Microsoft Patents Censorship Bot.

Posted: October 28, 2008 in 2008, Articles

As the Times Online reports, the corporate behemoth Microsoft is on the verge of unleashing a technology capable of eliminating “green inkers” and conspiracy theorists. “Microsoft has just been awarded a patent for technology designed to automatically detect and remove ‘undesired words or phrases’ from all manner of digital communications, ranging from YouTube broadcasts to internet chat and songs,” writes Mark Harris. …


  1. dad2059 says:

    I dunno, I don’t doubt that they’ll do this, but I question Microsoft’s ability to make a bot that can penetrate any firewall.

    There’s some pretty talented amateur programmers/hackers out there and despite efforts to eliminate P2P shareware, Limewire and its cousins still exist.

    Wouldn’t someone be able to script a firewall code and spread it by creative commons license download?

    Unless they count on the evolving Google-Plex Monster to help this thing work, I don’t see how they can pull this off.

    By its very definition and nature, a Singularity is an unknowable quantity.

    The elites might not like their creation when it comes to life.

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