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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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[–] Krael 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

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

Personal folders most likely means SkyDrive folders you haven't shared given the context of the quote on their Privacy Statement. But I don't know for certain how much SkyDrive is integrated into Windows X and the wording certainly give the ambiguity lawyers love.

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

Here's a shocker for the conspiracy theorists: Did you know that with a warrant, the police can enter your house or apartment ... or get the superintendent/landlord to let them in, to go through ALL OF YOUR PRIVATE STUFF in the physical world as well. Did you know that this has always been the case, and that this is a basic principle of law that a warrant to gather evidence (with probable cause and signed by a judge attesting to that) can allow them to look at all your stuff.

The fact that it can be done with software is irrelevant. The issue is the legal conditions: a warrant with proper judicial oversight for probable cause. With that, all of your stuff can be looked at, anywhere. This is not a new thing with the internet, or NSA, or anything like that. It's just basic principles of justice and law enforcement in a democratic society with due process.

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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