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[–] DeadFrancisco 17 points 69 points (+86|-17) ago 

Don't use the Internet if you actually give a shit about privacy.

FTFY

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[–] DeadFrancisco 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

My thoughts were more inline with @eatinginternet that people are just overly paranoid. The TOS on Windows 10 looks to me just like the TOS for most Google products that integrate with Google Now. Sure some of the wording is scary when a paranoid alarmist takes it out of context, but to the average user the value brought by these services greatly outweighs the cost of giving up some information about yourself.

Whenever these topics come up, what I can't understand is what are you afraid of? What awful thing is going to happen in your mind when Google or Microsoft track everything you do online?

Besides none of the information Windows is tracking is anything I wouldn't give out freely to people on my Facebook feed, and some of my "friends" are straight scoundrels.

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[–] midasz 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

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[–] umilmi81 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Microsoft sends your encryption key over the web and stores it. If you use encryption use a third party tool like TrueCrypt.

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[–] TheFutureIsBright 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

The right to privacy is not incompatible with the Internet, there is no need to be as pessimistic as DeadFrancisco suggests. People can and do use the Internet securely and privately. But they need to inform themselves about the risks and the steps necessary to protect their privacy and that of others.

You too can inform yourself about privacy and understand the many ways in which the Internet makes it easy to sacrifice your privacy.

Read up on the state of privacy laws in your country. Take active measures to privately use the net when you need to.

Get yourself a public key and familiarise yourself with the use of encryption.

Support services that make a point of preserving your privacy (i.e. activate encryption by default and do not store unnecessary logs about your online behaviour). Avoid services whose model is built around extracting as much information as possible about you.

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[–] eatinginternet 15 points 4 points (+19|-15) ago 

FFS people act as if all this is new, slapping images of war bs. Shit's been going on for years. Google and the rest of the internet already know a lot about me, and honestly I don't mind. It helps them bring me better services and honestly it's not that big of a deal. It's not like they're doing this all to get all your data and do harm with it. While we're at it why don't we look at the government? They have ALL of our information. Nobody seems to trust the government, yet they don't mind all the services they provide. Does it go too far in some places? Yes, but people need to stop being so fucking paranoid with all of their data. Might as well not tell a stranger your name or phone number BECAUSE HE MIGHT KILL YOU. There's just so much unnecessary paranoia. /rantover

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[–] kayjustkay 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

While we're at it why don't we look at the government?

Goddammit this riles me. You are spot on.

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[–] ketku 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Hows its like working on Microsoft?

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[–] umilmi81 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It's not about what they are doing with it, it's about what they could do with it. There is also a distinction between browsing the internet and everything you do with your computer.