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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.

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[–] CrudOMatic 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Even what we KNOW to be true is still considered a conspiracy theory to those hopelessly stuck on the government's tit.

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

About 2a. That is debatable, and pretty much not true. If you dont vote on specifics things that you are asked (directly voting for something for example in a town meeting) you still get to bitch about, because maybe you didnt wanted or liked the options available so you abdicated your right to vote but you still have your opinion.

About 2. your "voting power" is not a direct action, you have no actual power, just abstaining to vote and these people in general are the enemy, politician in general and the central government in general is the enemy although in these state is more like a enemy that you need at some point.