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[–] Orbitrix 5 points 8 points (+13|-5) ago 

Its no different than what Google does, if you use google.

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[–] Easybee 1 points 25 points (+26|-1) ago 

Google does not examine the contents of my private folders and track those files, and report them to the government.

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[–] CaptSpify 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

If you store them on Google's cloud they do. That being said: there's a huge opt-in system for Google. AFAIK, Microsoft is doing this by default.

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

It does if you use Google Drive.

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

Only because they don't have access to them. They're busy mining your gmail (and whatever attachments you stored there, and whatever documents you store in Google Docs) and reporting it to the government as necessary.

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[–] makaw 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't know for certain but if you're using the Chrome OS or Google Drive, I think they are. That was part of Snowden's revelation.

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[–] roznak 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

That is why I kicked out Google, and Facebook.

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[–] Orbitrix 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Oh yea, what cellphone do you use? Unless you're running a rooted Android w/ a super security hardend custom OS, then you probably don't have much ground to stand on in this debate on that point alone.

I guarantee, you, along with most everyone hating on Windows 10, are giant hypocrites in one way or another, who have only decided to start caring now because "M$". And i'm noticing a pretty strong theme of Win10 haters who haven't even run the installer once, not even in a virtual machine... Because then you'd know that while all this stuff is default, you can easily turn it off... its not as big of a deal as people are making it out to be. Some of it may be "mandatory" for certain FEATURES TO WORK, but none of it is actually fundamentally mandatory, despite what you may have been told. Durring the Win10 install, there is a link to click (not a button, but a link... so i'll concede its a bit sneaky and hidden) and once you click on it, you can disable all the privacy invasion stuff...

iOS, Android, they all rape you pretty good too... you wan't protection, PGP the important stuff, or encrypt it some other way... then it doesn't matter what OS you use or how bad its raping you. If you aren't doing that, then you don't care about your privacy. Soo this is all much adieu about nothing. Microsoft is just playing catchup with how badly everyone else is raping you for this type of data.

And nobody talks about the useful features this level of privacy invasion actual enables... Hate all you want, some of its actually pretty useful. Its not like they're taking your data strictly for the sake of taking your data. See stuff like Google Now and Cortana, etc. If those services couldn't dive deep into your digital life, they wouldn't be half as cool as they are.

I consider people who wholy deprive themselves of using stuff like that as newbs... because if you really knew what you were doing, you could enjoy these "prviacy invading" features while still keeping your private stuff private w/ propper encryption... Simply not using services because you don't know what you're doing is the cowards way to privacy.