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It's not twisted logic, you're the one who came up with a sensationalistic example to try to counter-argument what I said, when what I said is all facts. I have every reason to believe that they are not having our best privacy interests in consideration.
1. They have the technical means to do it. FACT.
2. They were vague when they said they delete the data periodically, without stating exactly for how long they hold on to the data. FACT
Does that make you confident that they are protecting your privacy ? It doesn't to me. Remember how deleting photos on Facebook didn't actually work for months, if not years ?, Ars Technica did a few articles on that.
3. SmartScreen could work by downloading a file and checking against that file, just like Anti-virus programs work, and then there would be no discussion, you would have security and privacy. FACT.
If you wanted to, you could opt to send statistics about what SmartScreen found from time to time. Much more sensible approach. You would get the security, and the privacy. If you wanted, you could let go of the privacy.
The difference between you and me is that I mentioned facts that should make people think, whereas you decided to reply to a single sentence from my post, in the end you are taking things out of context and basically giving Microsoft a good dose of goodwill when there is nothing to warrant that.
This is not about going against them without evidence, it's about not being naive, and be cautious. I'm sure you know a few people in life that you can't legally prove did something wrong, yet you have good clues that tell you to stay away from them, right ? Same thing here.

Do you know how small or large/complicated that list could be? For all we know, it would be a huge drain on a laptop's CPU power to cross-reference everything.

This option to check in with Microsoft servers is completely OPTIONAL. FACT.

Also, the SmartScreen in Internet Explorer works the same exact way. It sends the URL to Microsoft servers. FACT.

It only checks the file once, and doesn't check any file that's loaded from a CD or flash drive that does not have the "Check with Microsoft" flag. FACT.

It does not check how you use the program, or when you uninstall it, etc. FACT.
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Ah, so you ARE a gun owner in a Liberal State and you DO understand.
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