E.C., Microsoft Spar Over Vista Security Features

Law360, New York (September 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Union’s competition authority and Microsoft Corp. traded swipes Tuesday over security upgrades to the software goliath’s new Windows Vista operating system.

In response to the company’s insistence that European regulators leave its security upgrades alone, the European Commission warned Microsoft that it risked harming consumers if it tied new security features into its Vista product, which is set to hit stores in Europe soon.

“It is up to Microsoft to accept and implement its responsibilities as a near monopolist to ensure full compliance with...
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