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Microsoft VP Suggests ‘Net Tax To Clean Computers

March 2nd, 2010 03:05 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Ian Lamont writes “Microsoft’s Vice President for Trustworthy Computing Scott Charney, speaking at the RSA conference in San Francisco, has floated an interesting proposal to deal with infected computers: Approach the problem of dealing with malware infections like the healthcare industry, and consider using ‘general taxation’ to pay for inspection and quarantine. Using taxes to deal with online criminal activity is not a new idea, as demonstrated by last year’s Louisiana House vote to levy a monthly surcharge on Internet access to deal with online baddies.”

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