Microsoft is rumored to be looking to aquire Claria (makes of Gator, a famed spyware package), and have updated their anti-spyware tool to ignore its presence. My dislike for Microsoft has really ebbed over the years, but this move leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Updated: I changed from a BoingBoing link to the Register because BoingBoing incorrectly reported that Claria had already been acquired by Microsoft. They have since posted a correction.