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[–] tribblepuncher 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

If it makes you feel any better, threads like this keep coming up, so at least we're fighting and doing a decent job of it.

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

Reminds me of christian apologists..

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[–] jnr 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

Also, you have to accept the license terms before creating an account. So this is not an issue of using a Microsoft account instead of a local account. This is also not conditional on using their cloud storage. The policy covers the entire device and all connected devices.

They built a front door into the OS and you can't lock it. You either accept it, or don't install it.

Obviously there are things like encryption and firewalls people can use to try and circumvent, but that doesn't make this okay.

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

that doesn't make this okay.

I'm surprised there seem to be a lot of people who don't get this. Especially people who want to close holes with registry hacks - those are the sort of things that forced updates obliterate as security holes.

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

So if I don't use a MS account, they'll stop spying on me?

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

So this is not an issue of using a Microsoft account instead of a local account.

As best as I can tell this is not the case otherwise the government and businesses would be at risk. Local accounts should be safe from this provided you don't enable the appropriate services.

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

The first time Windows releases a free update it can access your information and give it to the government.

I'll be right over here putting on my tin foil hat.