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[–] luckyguy 0 points 75 points (+75|-0) ago 

The entire idea of a private key is that it should never move over network.

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[–] chmod 5 points 18 points (+23|-5) ago 

I switched my entire household to Ubuntu around when Win7 came out. Best decision I ever made. I can't believe sheeple continue to use a product that actively spies on you and can override your own hardware. It's insane.

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[–] idle_voating 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

While there are plenty of Linux distros that are better operating systems than Windows unfortunately there are still too many 3rd party applications that still require Windows, or worse OSX. Things like games and 3ds Max.

Those programs need to also work easily for users. As long as users have to fumble around with something like WINE most will just stick to Windows.

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

See those 6 downvotes? It's because you come off as a fucking nutjob when you use terms like "sheeple" seriously.

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[–] ChaseWegman 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Ugh I wish PC gamers had this option. It's gotten a lot better for Linux and Mac but still not the best platforms for gaming.

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[–] idle_voating 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Microsoft's stranglehold on PC gaming, through DirectX, needs to be broken. I hope that Vulkan can do it. OpenGL has been failing to do that for almost 2 decades.

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

you can always dual boot.

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[–] Krutonium 7 points 54 points (+61|-7) ago 

While I agree that the key should not be sent anywhere, that article is also spreading a pile of Shit.

This is linked. It's wrong. If you actually read the licence agreement, it's talking about XBOX ONE - As in Mod Chips and Copied Games for your GAME CONSOLE. ffs why can people not read.

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

You're doing it wrong - you aren't supposed to look at the actual evidence; you are supposed to read the headline and join the rabble

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

BoingBoing didn't read the EULA is what he's saying... so I guess that means you didn't read the article. IRONY!

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

Fuck Windows oh wait what. I seeing a few people going high and mighty for running linux while probably running a shit ton of closed sourced stuff in between

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

I found the stark difference in what you are saying and what that article is saying left questions in my mind.

Thank goodness there are more sources on the Internet than one or two. Ars Technica breaks it down in a very much better way. They even offer steps to take it back (It's about 1/2 way through the article).

I will just say this.. Ars Technica has always provided me with insightful information. They have provided me enough here to believe that, while sensationalized, Boing Boing's article is not entirely "a pile of shit". I am fairly certain that most of the data that Windows 10 has been collecting and other unsavory actions that it performs are not all included in the EULA.

With all due respect. I disagree with you, basically entirely.

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[–] frankenmine 2 points 47 points (+49|-2) ago 

Boing Boing is a corrupt site.

Please do not link directly to corrupt sites. Archive them and link to the archive.

(Ideally, do not read and share them at all, because you're getting biased coverage at best, and absolute lies at worst.)

Here's an archive of the article in the OP:

https://archive.is/f2frW

Here's a list of corrupt sites:

https://gitgud.io/gamergate/gamergateop/blob/master/Boycott-and-Support-Lists/Boycott-List.md

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[–] tomlinas 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Upvoat -- I couldn't find anything in the article or any coverage that the key gets "covertly" sent to Microsoft at all. It's true that one recovery option is to have it copied to your Microsoft account, and you can debate the wisdom of that based on user needs, but I'm not seeing where if I pick "no thanks, save to USB" I still see my key copied to my Microsoft account...

I've given up on trying to repro all the wild Win10 claims with Wireshark & a VM because 99% of them just aren't true, so if anyone has done the exercise and would like to share that would be neat. Otherwise I don't believe it.

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[–] frankenmine 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

To be clear, Boing Boing's corruption is an institutional issue that goes beyond this specific article, but this article is not to be trusted, either.

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

Hey guys, found one.

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

How about not visiting them at all instead of stealing the content?

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

Stealing is a meaningless concept when it comes to data.

You mean copyright infringement. And I'd argue that archiving in this case is fair use.

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

Covertly? I think it's in the new TOS where it's loud and clear that your encryption key is going straight to their servers, also they can give it away to anyone they don't give a shit.

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

Except lots of people don't read that

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

Source?

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

You misspelled "NSA."

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

And people still pay for that. lol.

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