on a speech given by Microsoft's Vice President for Trustworthy Computing, Scott Charney, at the RSA security conference in San Francisco. In it, he suggests that a tax of some sort might be just the way to pay for cleaning up systems that are infected with viruses and other malware.
"So who would foot the bill? 'Maybe markets will make it work,' Charney said. But an Internet usage tax might be the way to go. 'You could say it's a public safety issue and do it with general taxation,' he said.
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