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On Sat, 9 Mar 2002, Mike Austin wrote:

> It is indeed a sleazy practice, and unfortunately far too common.  While
> IE6 may not "phone home" in this case, Microsoft certainly does their
> share of this too.  Whenever you play a CD or DVD with Microsoft's
> players, the title and track of the CDs are searched for on MSN.com, and a
> unique identified of your system, and what CD/DVD you were viewing is
> logged.

IE 5.5 sort of does this actually.  Say I goto www.imdbb.com, which
doesn't exist.  IE bumps me to

http://auto.search.msn.com/results.asp?cfg=DNSERROR&FORM=DNSERR&v=1&q=imdbb%2Ecom

Where the collect information similar to Netscape...