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You Still Can't Turn Off Windows 10 Built-In Spyware


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#1 sikntired

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 12:39 PM

Interesting article from Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols and Computer World..........worth a read.

 

http://computerworld.com/article/3159424/microsoft-windows/you-still-can-t-turn-off-windows-10-s-built-in-spyware.html?ref=yfp



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#2 britechguy

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 12:43 PM

More hyperbole mixed in with some definite facts.

 

The paranoia about the NSA is just that:  paranoia.   Microsoft's own privacy policies state, and very clearly, that there has to be a lawful order before any individual user data is turned over to law enforcement.  None of the tech companies, Microsoft included, has been particularly willing to jeopardize their own businesses by handing over user data to law enforcement "just because they've asked."  Resistance has, in fact, been strong and those battles very high profile.

 

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     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 01:12 PM

That article is virtually click-bait. Old news combined with speculation.



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 02:10 PM

 Old news combined with speculation.

 

Old news combined with wild speculation that defies all available evidence and past business practice in the industry.

 

This was true back when the "old news" was "new news."   This kind of paranoia is the rough equivalent of the belief system of the Flat-Earth Society and makes about as much rational sense.  Why people will not apply critical thinking skills to this kind of stuff leaves me flummoxed.


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     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 02:29 PM

 Why people will not apply critical thinking skills to this kind of stuff leaves me flummoxed.

 

Because if they did, it may lead them to a conclusion or hypothesis that conflicts with their pre-conceived notions. People often make the mistake of taking a small amount of information and forming a conclusion they want to be true. Stopping MS from spying on you means having more control over your life, and lacking control is terrifying. It applies to just about everything in human society.

 

With that said, I think Snowden started the snowball that we are in now. He confirmed what people suspected, so now they expect to be spied on.






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