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Old August 25, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by AkG View Post
While I truly think Win 8 is a train wreck...this is scare mongering just for pg hits

Simple solution....turn the bloody thing off...just like we all do for that annoying UAC

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Originally Posted by enaberif View Post
Well obviously but by default its something that only us techies will know about and poor grandma will be getting phone calls.
This is the issue, and yes I've got my tin foil hat on ATM.... ;)

It might be a great service, but it should be off by default or at the very least not be activated on install until the user gives informed consent.

This is right up there with the recent MS Email WRT cloud computing where they tried to calm concerns about the location of the physical cloud servers for legal reasons... their answer was to point out that the orignator would be bound by their physical location WRT legal requirements which is fine and dandy but missed the point completely and doesn't address the real issue in that I don't mind following the laws of Canada, but absolutely refuse to allow the US government to get access to my personal/private information just by the fact that MS's servers are physically located in the US.

The current mindset of the US government (across all parties) does not place a high value on personal privacy, and any information we send to MS will be made available to US authorities if they request it.

That's the issue.
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