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That's similar the NSW firearms laws in Australia, firearms sellers [gun shops] are required by law to take the names, addresses and firearms licence numbers from ANY person that buys a firearm OR ammunition in a gun shop in NSW.

What happens when that gun shop gets raided by criminals who go STRAIGHT for that book of names addresses and what the customer has in their gun safe?

Is the book encrypted though? This mandatory diagnostic data is probably more comparable to a criminal raiding a supermarket and making off with a bunch of anonymous grocery receipt lists.
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This thread has literally given me a headache just reading through it.

MS doesn't care about your banking statements or login info...please put on your tin foil hat, and go everywhere with it, so I can see you and stay away from you.
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Im struggling for words that this is still a topic of such contention...

We reached the point several years ago where "the internet" and "technology" had expanded as far as it was going to without starting to eat into our personal data with or without our consent.
Thats the direction its going and that isnt going to change.
Pretty soon people who dont trust an offsite computer with their data will be considered Luddites, and to be honest even with my understanding of security and privacy im hard pressed to not start looking at it that way now.
Thats just how its going, and we need to accept that and do our best to be aware of what we put out there and get over it.
The wheels are in motion already and have been for some time.
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Is the book encrypted though? This mandatory diagnostic data is probably more comparable to a criminal raiding a supermarket and making off with a bunch of anonymous grocery receipt lists.

True... no the books are not encoded, the details are hand written on paper from what I've experienced. I'm unsure if there is any legislation mandating specific conditions for that.
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This thread has literally given me a headache just reading through it.

MS doesn't care about your banking statements or login info...please put on your tin foil hat, and go everywhere with it, so I can see you and stay away from you.

Speculation is not fact. Please take your propaganda elsewhere so I can see it and avoid it. Cheers.
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Do we even know if you can do a CPU swap yet?

At worst you phone MS activation line, talk to a bot and reactivate manually.

Thanks.
I've done that once before and I guess that's not so bad.

As a side note: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2363780/software-games/linux-gaming-rising-7-big-name-pc-games-that-now-call-linux-home.html

Steam OS actually has some pretty big titles showing up. The last titles I really need on Linux are Just Cause 3 and Star Citizen, and then I'll be down to just using Windows on a laptop for productivity programs.
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Speculation is not fact. Please take your propaganda elsewhere so I can see it and avoid it. Cheers.

You are aware that hypothetical reasons for an action is also not fact right?

Because I have yet to see any indication that Microsoft has lied to us about how their data collection works, how to manage it or is abusing it in any way.
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That's similar the NSW firearms laws in Australia, firearms sellers [gun shops] are required by law to take the names, addresses and firearms licence numbers from ANY person that buys a firearm OR ammunition in a gun shop in NSW.

What happens when that gun shop gets raided by criminals who go STRAIGHT for that book of names addresses and what the customer has in their gun safe?

Also, there is NOTHING but morals stopping that gun shop owner from SELLING that information to the police/a criminal for profit.

what do these entities have in common.

irs, ashleymadison, sony, target, t-mobile, vodafone, talktalk, aviva, heres some more

http://www.forbes.com/sites/moneybuilder/2015/01/13/the-big-data-breaches-of-2014/

all have had data stolen.

but no im sure microsoft has that all covered.

and as for people turning the data mining off, not everyone is as techsavvy as the users of a computer enthusiasts site.

also these

http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/security/300077563/the-10-biggest-data-breaches-of-2015-so-far.htm
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Who cares, love Windows 10.

70% of the Windows 10 haters here probably own NVIDIA cards. NVIDIA has the crappiest Windows 10 drivers.

Haven't had an issue.
    
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wow, lol.

So even MS own VP has the audacity to basically give it's customers the big middle finger - publicly.

Real classy, there. You guys are doing a bang up job of pushing a good chunk of your user base towards other OS alternatives.

That is nothing new wink.gif When they released their latest console all that Sony PR had to do was to say "we are not going to do that" to get all the positive press.
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