June 14, 2001

Microsoft 'smart tags' require IQ test

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes, "The upcoming feature in Internet Explorer called "Smart Tags" allows Microsoft the opportunity to alter content on any Web site by making any word on any site into a link that points visitors to Web sites of Microsoft's choosing. Smart Tags would conceivably give Microsoft the opportunity to turn any instance of the words "open source," for example, into a series of links pointing to the shared-source initiative on Microsoft's site -- to boost its ongoing effort to misrepresent legitimate open source licenses."


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