ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL

“We don’t believe that Microsoft or any one company will be the only authorization provider on the Internet.”

Microsoft executive Brian Arbogast, on the company’s plan to open its Passport system to other website-registration schemes, and in the darkness bind them, in the land of Redmond where the servers lie, News.com, 19 September 2001

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WE DON’T SELL YOUR INFORMATION — WE GIVE IT AWAY

“Obviously, EarthLink is cooperating with authorities in this matter. We only provided specific information. It’s not an invitation to monitor everyone’s e-mail traffic.”

EarthLink spokesman Dan Greenfield, on the company’s accession to government demands to monitor private Internet communications on its network, The Wall Street Journal, 13 September 2001 (paid subscription required)