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[–] Bainshie 145 points 125 points (+270|-145) ago 

FFS, seriously how fucking technically retarded is this site? All of this is perfectly understandable and is NOTHING t do with 1984.

Image 1: Device statistics is basically a universal data gathering tool for working out whether your shit breaks users shit.

Image 2: Well duh. It needs information about your contacts so that things like "Call XYZ" actually works. Fucking dumbass.

Image 3: Optional feature that I can see being useful.

Image 4: See image 1

Image 5: It's turned back on so that various programs can't keep it turned off.

Image 6: Turning off windows updates shouldn't happen if a device is connected to the internet: That's why we fucking have botnets, because of dumb russians with Zero day exploits going on

Image 7: Microsoft will follow the law. Duh?

Image 8: OH NO TEH CLOUD!!!!!1

The rest of the images are just the above copied a bunch of times. Seriously do none of you actually know how computers work and just spend your time shouting at the magic flashy wizard box? Everyone who upvoated this post please donate your computers to charity; You're too dumb to fucking own one.

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[–] EckyThump 8 points 157 points (+165|-8) ago 

You aren't at least slightly suspicious of all of the data they're mining? I mean if they've got access to it....

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[–] redthnb 12 points 4 points (+16|-12) ago 

Do you use facebook and google mail/services? Are you aware of their data mining? Microsoft isnt so evil how you wanna show.

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[–] luter25 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

They have had access to it since the start

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

Emails are "public" in that you essentially put your message in a carrier pidgeon for anyone to read

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

Shit was free, like google, facebook, et al. Also, I am not.

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[–] Spirits_ 3 points 119 points (+122|-3) ago 

So you are not concerned that they can read the CONTENTS of your messages, e-mails, etc? Or how you cannot turn off the data mining unless you are running enterprise or a server?

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[–] Easybee 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Not just your emails, but YOUR FILES IN PRIVATE FOLDER, for the express reason of handing that data to law enforcement.

I may be ignorant, but what other software does that?

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[–] ThisIsntMe123 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

But, it's contents of Hotmail emails, right?

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[–] Billy_Crystals 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

What email are you using pray tell that does not explicitly do this per their own EULA? All major free internet based services do this.

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

I'm not

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[–] p0ssum 5 points 31 points (+36|-5) ago 

Everyone who upvoated this post please donate your computers to charity; You're too dumb to fucking own one.

LOL fanboi much? If that level of intrusion on your computer doesn't bother you, then perhaps YOU are the one that should donate your computer.

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[–] piv0t 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Technically, he already is, if he gives all his data away

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[–] umilmi81 2 points 20 points (+22|-2) ago 

The anti-windows 10 stuff is largely hyperbole. but you are way too dismissive of real threats to privacy. We already know that the NSA has compromised the backbone of the Internet. If you send something over the Internet, the NSA grabs it, catalogs it, and stores it.

The fact that your encryption key is being stored on the cloud is literally just handing your encryption key to the NSA. So what? Tell that to the next Edward Snowden. If this were the 90's it may not have been a problem because the US government was still following the constitution. Since the patriot act they aren't following the constitution. They are using self written warrants to present evidence to secret courts. It's been a big ol' "fuck you" to the constitution and due process.

And that's just the people who are claiming to protect you, let alone the criminals who are actively trying to steal your data. You're tripling their chances of success by sending it over the internet and storing it on a remote server.

Using your browsing habits and data to target ads to you is also unsavory. I remember searching for jock itch remedies and getting targeted for jock itch cream in the side panel of articles I was viewing. That's embarrassing especially if someone who knows how targeted ads work sees the ads. A coworker and I were looking up magic cards online and he got targeted ads for plus sized lingerie... he's male and single. He turned red and closed the window really quickly because he knows that I know how targeted ads work.

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[–] Zombie81 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Just because the NSA can read my data doesn't mean I give Microsoft or anyone else a free pass to do so.

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

Which encryption key are you talking about? The only one I knew about that microsoft sends over the internet is the WiFi password which isnt much use remotely

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[–] wesmoc 7 points -5 points (+2|-7) ago 

  1. You are paranoid. Seek help. Avoid the secret courts, though.
  2. Privacy is a concern and should always be. Information is power. Don't give yours away for free. Use your voting power to put people into office that represent your views. Patriot Act should, IMHO, be tossed out the window. 2a. If you vote, you get the right to bitch about the people in office. If you don't vote, STFU.
  3. Something to think about: Our enemies do not play by the rules. If we play by the rules, who do you think is going to lose?
  4. If you don't want embarrassing stuff to happen to you at work, don't use work computers to search for personal stuff. Save that for home.