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Proprietary Coverups

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.

This page lists instances where proprietary software had a bug, and the developers converted it into a malicious functionality by trying to cover up the existence of the bug.


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