jargos, please contribute to this thread or refrain from posting in it. We aren't discussing the word "vilify" here, but the privacy aspects of Windows 10. Thank you.
First of all, the word 'vilify' is in the article title, by TechRepublic. So it is totally appropriate to beg the question, right on topic. Second, Aura, I wasn't aware that you had been made moderator or something, that you could dictate to others whether they are allowed to post in a thread, especially if they are posting something that's in the topic.
You've been behaving as if you were a mod a lot, lately. So I would appreciate it if we had clarification on whether you have some special right to dictate to others what is and is not a proper post. Thank you.
And for others, I would call attention to the spelling in the TITLE, which is spelled exactly as it appears in TechRepublic. So if a poster spells it the same way, then the poster should not be vilified (correct spelling in the dictionary, at least Google's online spelling).
As for the topic idea, yeah those five things should be vilified: each one of them is covered by a contract which subjects the user of those 'services' to a Code of Conduct, especially Bing and Cortana. The article writer glossed over that huge failing, and I chided him for it. Very much should be vilified, and he pretended like the Code of Conduct provision applicable, didn't exist. Shameful, in a pundit. That would be like selling a car which had been in a flood, but not mentioning that fact (which is illegal in most states). There is no comparable rule in any software or any product on earth, not now nor in the past.
There are also reports in the comments in that article of people whose Privacy Settings were reset to 'on' so now they lose privacy. Worse, there is no indication that the privacy settings had changed.
Seems it would be good to discuss those things, but I don't know what Threshold 2 might have done in that regard.
Edited by brainout, 17 November 2015 - 10:06 PM.