EU picks ex-hacker to monitor Microsoft

The European Commission on Wednesday called on Neil Barrett, a former computer hacker who is now an expert on fraud, to monitor whether Microsoft is complying with orders to change the way it operates in Europe.

Barrett, a British author, professor and witness in criminal cases against hackers, was named monitoring trustee to the commission. In the paid position, Barrett is likely to play a role in the enforcement of orders for Microsoft to share source code for its server software with competitors and provide a version of Windows that does not include its Windows Media Player software. EU picks ex-hacker to monitor Microsoft - Technology - International Herald Tribune

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