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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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[–] EckyThump 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago 

I ditched Facebook for this very reason. I use Google as little as possible for the same.

Evil? Probably not, but why gamble with someone and give them all the cards?

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[–] RedSocks157 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Does google have access to literally everything I do on my computer? No, they only have what I give them. An operating system is totally different.

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[–] makaw 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I know people love putting their faith in private tech companies. But remember if they have it then the government has it. And if the government has it than likely Russia, China, etc. can likely get it as well. And ahead of all of them private hackers can get it as well. Why rob one man's safe when you can get into the vault with all the safety deposit boxes.

We don't live in bubbles anymore. So it's reasonable to be paranoid now, cause Paypal, Target, OPM, IRS, etc. have all been violated.

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

facebook and google don't go rooting through my file system.

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

That's probably likely

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

Which is insanity. Even people over 100 years ago had the sense (after some abuses) to add protections to mail, telegraph, and later telephone info.

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

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