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[ComputerWorld] With Cortana, Microsoft is “scroogled” in new Windows 10 spyware scare

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if siri sound good for apple why not Cortana for MSFT?
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Cortana, Microsoft's assistant app in Windows 10, is getting even more nosey than before. We're told Redmond will scan your email, in order to remind you to keep your commitments.

Sounds benign -- helpful, even. But some are worrying that it's just one more privacy invasion from the Pacific Northwest.

Even though you can turn it off, it's on by default. And we've seen problems before with settings mysteriously reverting to defaults, right?

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3026296/cloud-computing/with-cortana-microsoft-is-scroogled-in-new-windows-10-spyware-scare-itbwcw.html
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What's Cortana? How do you even pronounce that? lol I disable it on all my windows 10 machines...No thanks, Siri and Alexa is enough for me. thumb.gif
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So Microsoft is doing what Yahoo Mail, Hotmail (Outlook.com now, and a MS product), and Google G-mail have been doing since their birth. Oh, except for this part that was left out...

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The email scanning is completed locally so no data is sent to Microsoft's servers until you agree.

Which is not what Google does, they actively scan your e-mails to market to you. Happens to be how I saved about 60% off my Kitchen Aid Pro series lift bowl mixer. Google knew I had been looking, and when a huge sale came up, they alerted me.

That said;

These Windows 10, trash tier, hit pieces are getting old and are amounting to nothing but forum spam.
    
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So Microsoft is doing what Yahoo Mail, Hotmail (Outlook.com now, and a MS product), and Google G-mail have been doing since their birth. Oh, except for this part that was left out...
Which is not what Google does, they actively scan your e-mails to market to you. Happens to be how I saved about 60% off my Kitchen Aid Pro series lift bowl mixer. Google knew I had been looking, and when a huge sale came up, they alerted me.

That said;

These Windows 10, trash tier, hit pieces are getting old and are amounting to nothing but forum spam.

very nice.

that is a pretty deep discount.
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Microsoft spying....with option to turn off, and they tell u what they are spying, but still everybody panic

Google facebook spying even without telling u take everything they can without ur perm. Nobody give a damn.

what the heck wrong with these people? if they soo afraid of spying they should be taking they worries on google/facebook first.
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very nice.

that is a pretty deep discount.

Yea! ~$200 shipped for a 6 qt.

I loooove my kitchen goodies. No one can ever call me an Nvidia fanboy or AMD fanboy, but feel free to call me a KitchenAid fanboy!

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Yea! ~$200 shipped for a 6 qt.

I loooove my kitchen goodies. No one can ever call me an Nvidia fanboy or AMD fanboy, but feel free to call me a KitchenAid fanboy!

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holy hell.

my parents paid significantly more than that for theirs.
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Redmond will scan your email, in order to remind you to keep your commitments.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
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Redmond will scan your email, in order to remind you to keep your commitments.

What ?
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Microsoft spying....with option to turn off, and they tell u what they are spying, but still everybody panic

Google facebook spying even without telling u take everything they can without ur perm. Nobody give a damn.

what the heck wrong with these people? if they soo afraid of spying they should be taking they worries on google/facebook first.

I wish people would stop calling me "Nobody". I don't have a Google account and rarely use Google—even then, it's only Google Map—because of Google's nosiness. I also do not use social media for the same reason.
     
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