Originally Posted by xxdarkreap3rxx
Now you're comparing apples to zebras with such an absurd example that has nothing to do with privacy
Google and Facebook have been making small changes to their privacy policies over the years and they continue to get worse - it's no surprise Microsoft is following suit. Until better privacy laws are enacted in the USA, nothing will change for the better.
Both Google and Facebook don't violate your constitutional rights because both sources require submitted data...They don't exist on the privacy of your property.
I'll give you an example.
Google is in Kansas. (Their data centers are actually in like NY/ID/IN etc - Just giving an example) So, when you read your email you're both submitting and receiving data. Your privacy is therefor protected as much as Google can within the 4 corners of the law only, the NSA has their fist up...Well, you know where that's going.
Facebook is in Ca. CA happens to have 20-30 statutes that allow the surveillance/gathering of your data. Believe it or not, Facebook DOES actually deny claims without warrants and much to the FBI/NSA's chagrin, I'm sure, actually requires formal inquiries for data. Your privacy is therefor "protected" in a communistic state by which, Facebook does their best to protect you're data but, the NSA has their other fist up...Well, you know.
The issue here is location, location, location.
Regardless of any privacy change/Eula change/TOS alteration, the private data that is stored within the 4 corners of your home computer is guarded by law and if that law is violated, M$ opens themselves up to the lawsuit of the century...Which as Postal points out, is actually interesting because they'll have internally violated their own bi-laws in regards to investors...By the end of those 5/10 lawsuits, bet you Bill Gates will have to bend over to pick up those $100s again.