updated 06:25 pm EST, Thu December 8, 2011
Kill switch designed to protect against threats
"In cases where your security is at risk, or where we're required to do so for legal reasons, you may not be able to run apps or access content that you previously acquired or purchased a license for," the terms read.
Remote deletion capabilities have proven popular with mobile platforms, including iOS, Android and Microsoft's operating systems going back to Windows Mobile. Before the security tool became commonplace in the mobile arena, however, Microsoft was pressured to remove a similar option from Windows Vista, though the implementation was designed to root out pirated copies of Windows rather than malicious apps from third parties.
The Windows Store is expected to arrive alongside Windows 8 early in 2012. [via Computerworld]