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  • jreakes
    Passing this information on for you people who have FTM ... FTM and ... that I can ... privacy? ... to no ... I don t ... passing along ... FTM will ...
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 21, 2001
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      Passing this information on for you people who have FTM
      :-)
      > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > From: "Tigger" <iain@morfis.u-net.com>
      > > > To: <WEST-RIDING-L@...>
      > > > Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 2:06 AM
      > > > Subject: [WRY] FTM V9 - a warning
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > > Hi all,
      > > > >
      > > > > Copied from one of the mailing lists. I've checked my copy of
      FTM and
      > > it's
      > > > > behavior and the program is indeed sending the file :-(
      > > > >
      > > > > Does anyone know the e-mail address of Matel's directors so
      that I can
      > > put
      > > > > an official complaint about this unwarranted invasion of
      privacy?
      > > > >
      > > > > ++++++ Forwarded Text follows ++++++
      > > > >
      > > > > FAMILY TREE MAKER, VERSION 9: A WARNING
      > > > >
      > > > > It has come to my attention that Family Tree Maker may be up
      to no
      > good
      > > > > with the latest version (9) of their genealogy program. Since
      I don't
      > > > > use FTM with any degree of proficiency (I use PAF), I'm
      passing along
      > > > > this warning by way of copy and paste. Those of you who use
      FTM will
      > > > > want to read this carefully:
      > > > >
      > > > > "Mattel, the parent company of FTM has included tracking
      software in
      > > > > Version 9 which keeps track of everything you do on the
      internet and
      > > > > sends a log of your surfing habits to Mattel every time you
      log on.
      > The
      > > > > log file is called "aqueduct" and can be found in the root
      directory
      > of
      > > > > your C drive. I have deleted the file and gone back to version
      8.
      > > > >
      > > > > "I discovered {this] quite by accident. In an unrelated
      attempt to fix
      > > > > one of my screwups on my hardrive, I discovered the file
      called
      > > > > "aqueduct" and opened it as I didn't know what it was. I
      discovered
      > that
      > > > > it was a log of all my surfing habits and I now know, it
      covered the
      > > > > period from when I installed the FTM 9 upgrade to the date I
      > discovered
      > > > > it and deleted it. I didn't realize it was a FTM by product
      until I
      > > > > tried to open FTM (after deleting aqueduct) and I got an error
      message
      > > > > saying "Aqueduct" was missing -- it seems that without the
      file, FTM
      > > > > version 9 will not run at all. Since I detest tracking
      software of any
      > > > > kind, I uninstalled FTM version 9 and reinstalled FTM version
      8. Note:
      > > > > You will have to open and rename your database backup copy as
      any
      > > > > database file that you opened and stored in version 9 will be
      > useless."
      > > > >
      > > > > ++++++ End of Forwarded Text ++++++
      > > > >
      > > > > Tigger, Warrington
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
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