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Then what's your problem? Use Comodo to block any unwanted outgoing transmissions to MS.

What was adding insult to the injury? Can you please explain?



Seriously? You still don't get it, even after it has been explained? Or are you just trolling?

It's bad enough that MS has intensified its data collection, not only on Win 10 but also on earlier Windows versions with the telemetry (aka, spyware) updates, but MS is now invading social media to collect even more user data, something we will not be able to block, short of eschewing social media, like we can now by avoiding Win 10 and the telemetry updates, setting third party firewalls to block unwanted outgoing traffic to MS, and using programs like Spybot AntiBeacon.
     
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Bad news LinkedIn was one of the few bastions where professionals could act like professionals and that stupid people didn't even know a thing about.

I'd say hasn't actually been like that for a number of years. When they adopted Facebook features, sure enough, there were a bunch of completely unprofessional Facebook-style posts.

Some people cant help themselves.
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/tinfoil

 

Some of that are paying attention believe that Microsoft is thoroughly embedded in the distribution of all relevant tracking data from your PC, and home network to government agencies. I wonder how much the LinkedIn Skills and Users "Connections/Friends" data-mine is worth to the US government agencies as a bonus. And does anyone think this wont be a part of the deal.

 

Of course LinkedIn could already do this themselves...:rolleyes:

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I'd say hasn't actually been like that for a number of years. When they adopted Facebook features, sure enough, there were a bunch of completely unprofessional Facebook-style posts.

Some people cant help themselves.

While this is true, and I also see a lot of these stupid posts that belong on FB, not LI, it has still been a powerful professional tool for me to use.

This is a sad day. LI was really the last social media site that was worth anything to me.
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As this is going to be a service in WaS (W10) does that mean a Linkedin account will not be accessible from W7/8 after the integration in W10?

The integration looks as though it will be after July 29, 2016 as the final stages of the agreement is not expected until the end of the year. The integration into Edge and Office is going to take months or even a year - who knows? Say it is all in place in 2017, will I then be forced into buying a W10 license to continue as a subscriber? My PC is not W10 compatible. It is no dog, it is just that Intel has decided not to upgrade the drivers. I will NOT use MS substitute drivers - they suck.

If this turns out to be an extortion attempt to make me buy a new W10 PC, I'd rather sabotage my profile. I know that they keep the data even if I cancel my account. A skills set you place online for job opportunities is not the same as your personal day to day activities for others to delve into.

If I sabotage it, it will be inaccurate. The service will lose its value. MS intends to steal the data to monetize it. Thieves can not complain about the quality of the product.
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How does the acquisition automatically, without any other supporting information, mean that LinkedIn will turn into something dramatically different than what it already is? The whole "time to delete my account!" reaction to this seems a little extreme. I think some folks see "Microsoft" (or Intel, Nvidia, etc.) and feel compelled to find some angle to hate whatever is being discussed; many times not even supporting the argument.
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How does the acquisition automatically, without any other supporting information, mean that LinkedIn will turn into something dramatically different than what it already is? The whole "time to delete my account!" reaction to this seems a little extreme. I think some folks see "Microsoft" (or Intel, Nvidia, etc.) and feel compelled to find some angle to hate whatever is being discussed; many times not even supporting the argument.

Guess you haven't been keeping up with the anti privacy tactics Microsoft has been up to with Windows 10 which is why we are concerned with them acquiring it.

I highly suggest watching this as it's the best argument I've come across:

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Guess you haven't been keeping up with the anti privacy tactics Microsoft has been up to with Windows 10 which is why we are concerned with them acquiring it.

I highly suggest watching this as it's the best argument I've come across:


I've heard murmurs in various threads but never really checked it out in-dept.h.. I'll check out the vid when I have a little time. Thanks for offering that up.
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Whew thank god i never made a LinkedIn
post #60 of 73
Lets put it this way... millennial's believe they have the right to everyone's private information, regardless.
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