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Old August 27, 2012, 04:15 AM
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Originally Posted by JD View Post
Yup, but most will unknowingly just click "Recommended" which enables it.

It's even enabled at my work and is quite annoying because being in IT means you have to download a fair amount of "unsigned" executable which all get blocked and thanks to group policies, there's no way to "allow" it. Thankfully I can install and use Firefox though ;)

IE8 also has it too, just to a lesser extent. I think it only searched URLs rather than files/installers.
And that's the rub right there.... Whether folks make informed decsions about its use is up to them, but at least in this case they are asked to provide permission.

I know most folks these days don't give too figs about this kind of stuff because it seems like every service comes with this kind of penalty, but some of us still value our personal data and refuse to easily hand it over, especially for free.

I don't mind the corps data mining me, but they'd better damn well be ready to pay through the nose for it. :)
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