How do feel about programs that do this?
"MILLIONS of internet users who have downloaded the popular Napster-style network KaZaA for swapping music and movies are about to find themselves part of a worldwide system that uses their computers to work for big business.
KaZaA's file-sharing technology has been secretly packaged with a software component - presently dormant - that can plug member PCs into another network, Altnet.
And Altnet will offer that network to companies as computing power and storage space, potentially using millions of PCs worldwide.
Altnet will be activated in four to six weeks, linking member computers and using their hard drives to store files and their unused computing power for commercial supercomputing."
(but the link will only be valid for a few days from 5 April 2002)
When did we stop owning our computers?
Could they get my car to go out and become a part-time taxi?
These type of things should be OPT_IN not OPT_OUT.