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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/25/windows8_smartscreen_spying/
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"We can confirm that we are not building a historical database of program and user IP data," a spokesperson told El Reg. "Like all online services, IP addresses are necessary to connect to our service, but we periodically delete them from our logs. As our privacy statements indicate, we take steps to protect our users’ privacy on the backend. We don’t use this data to identify, contact or target advertising to our users and we don’t share it with third parties."

And the SSLv2 has been removed and now runs trough SSLv3
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I guess I like you after all tongue.gif

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post #83 of 114
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Windows 8 has a built-in kill switch supposedly, which is useless since most motherboards and CPUs have it, off topic though.
I heard that Win8 has a backdoor where Microsoft can flip through your system files and if they find something they don't like or something they think you shouldn't have, they can delete it remotely. If true I will not be upgrading from Win7.

I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds. And if HE were here, he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse. rolleyes.gif

/ontopic
i don't see why anyone besides people who pirate games should be worried. And even if you do, the games you MAY ppirate would come as .iso anyways, and the others are just a standard executable which you can keep on an external
Also the option to essentially remove the feature is there aswell.
There is really no reason to fear this, and no real reason to be worried. If you're going to remove the option yourself, or are scared of the option just state that and be done with it, it's not that big of a deal.
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post #84 of 114
'Not a big deal' or 'other companies do it already' is the reason why your privacy is already a thing of the past. I talk to everyone I know about stuff like this, people don't like the ideas and many know nothing about it because it's not covered in your local newspaper or newscast. Spreading the word is the best way to combat this, the internet and forums like this is where we share these ideas. To belittle our efforts to uphold what we feel is right is both ignorant and insulting.

We vote with our wallets. We can affect change by not purchasing products that will violate our privacy. Get better informed and inform those around you of what is happening.

I've made the switch to Linux, in anticipation of Steam natively running. Games was the last holdout for me. As of now most of the games I want to play work already in PlayOnLinux for me. Some older ones even better. Windows is a thing of the past for me. I will not buy anything that is not usable with Linux ever again. Microsoft has had their hands in my PC pockets more than I wish them to be.

Someone repped me earlier with part of this quote... I will leave it here for you.


They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither safety nor liberty....

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post #85 of 114
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'Not a big deal' or 'other companies do it already' is the reason why your privacy is already a thing of the past. I talk to everyone I know about stuff like this, people don't like the ideas and many know nothing about it because it's not covered in your local newspaper or newscast. Spreading the word is the best way to combat this, the internet and forums like this is where we share these ideas. To belittle our efforts to uphold what we feel is right is both ignorant and insulting.
We vote with our wallets. We can affect change by not purchasing products that will violate our privacy. Get better informed and inform those around you of what is happening.
I've made the switch to Linux, in anticipation of Steam natively running. Games was the last holdout for me. As of now most of the games I want to play work already in PlayOnLinux for me. Some older ones even better. Windows is a thing of the past for me. I will not buy anything that is not usable with Linux ever again. Microsoft has had their hands in my PC pockets more than I wish them to be.
Someone repped me earlier with part of this quote... I will leave it here for you.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither safety nor liberty....
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That quote is throw around way to often. It totally does not apply in this situation.
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That quote is throw around way to often. It totally does not apply in this situation.

I disagree.
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That quote is throw around way to often. It totally does not apply in this situation.

I think in the bigger picture it applies perfectly.
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I think in the bigger picture it applies perfectly.

But it does not? What "liberty" are you giving up?
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Location: My own world

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post #90 of 114
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But it does not? What "liberty" are you giving up?

The liberty of not having your computer run home to momma, and thus by extension, the Federal government (thank you very much Patriot Act) if they so choose, and report back as to what programs you install on your computer and thus use.

Next up: People who think that it is "ok" for Ford and Chevy to install GPS trackers and RFID systems in cars they make so that every time you go buy gasoline it reports back how fast you've driven.
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