English [en]   Deutsch [de]   espa?ol [es]   fran?ais [fr]   日本語 [ja]   português do Brasil [pt-br]   русский [ru]  

Proprietary Tethers

Other examples of proprietary malware

Nonfree (proprietary) software is very often malware (designed to mistreat the user). Nonfree software is controlled by its developers, which puts them in a position of power over the users; that is the basic injustice. The developers often exercise that power to the detriment of the users they ought to serve.

Tethering a product or program means designing it to work only by communicating with a specific server. That is always an injustice since it means you can't use the program without that server. It is also a secondary injustice if you can't communicate with the server in another way.

In some cases, tethering is used to do specific nasty things to the users. This page reports instances where tethering was used to harm the users directly.

If you know of an example that ought to be in this page but isn't here, please write to <[email protected]> to inform us. Please include the URL of a trustworthy reference or two to serve as specific substantiation.

TOP

 [FSF logo] “The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom. We defend the rights of all software users.”

JOIN SHOP

招财蟾蜍APP 云南11选5开奖规 2019121大乐透开奖结果查询 腾讯nba比分 日本sm捆绑图片 安徽11元选5开奖 谁有江西麻将群 球探足球即时比分老版本 河南11选5 幸运飞艇官方是哪里 打麻将赢钱的软件有吗 内蒙古快3 3d字谜图谜总汇大 东莞小姐信息网 谋略天下配资 浙江快乐彩 5分彩骗局