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Invalid comparison.

TBH, why?
Apple I understand, because they aren't there to sell us ads or gather information. But the rest, why not?

Facebook is collecting insane amount of data on us to show ads on Facebook. A recent example in my local news report, showed that if they talked about something either via Facebook messages or a phone call with a friend, or even have Facebook app active on the phone, Facebook is literally listening to them.
As an example they chose a random topic (like a travel location or some other topic), and within a couple of minutes Facebook mysteriously showed them an ad on the subject, after they talked, not searched in Facebook or looking at posts, but just talked face to face with someone.
That is not isolated example. There are many you can find.

They also showed that google is doing similar things with hangouts and private emails.

So why shouldn't they do it on the rest?

I mean, I understand why they won't. But why its an invalid comparison? MS is gather information to try and give us either ads or apps, Facebook is doing it to throw ads at us, google are doing the same with their ads service. Overall, it is pretty much the same.
thank you for showing how apps on a smartphone are not comparable to an OS on a PC.
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May I ask a question that came to my mind without getting flamed ?!

Why hasn't anyone (who participated first hand in the making of this evil data collection thing) from M$, surfaced to shed the light on the whole subject ?!! thinking.gif
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May I ask a question that came to my mind without getting flamed ?!

Why hasn't anyone (who participated first hand in the making of this evil data collection thing) from M$, surfaced to shed the light on the whole subject ?!! thinking.gif

Silence leaves people to come to their own conclusions resulting in misinformation that then gives MS a reason to not engage, which they can then just say that "we do not comment on speculation".

Ignorance is the best defense.
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Or what, they'll toss a croissant at them vigorously?

It will be covered in chocolate so dark, that light cannot escape its surface!
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China, wisely, have blocked all M$py blocking by blocking all IP's to which telemetry data is being sent so M$py obtain very little information about China. Washington's lackeys in other parts of the world, however, aren't nearly as intelligent (in fact I'd rather have rats running the EU than the current fools who call themselves politicians).

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China, wisely, have blocked all M$py blocking by blocking all IP's to which telemetry data is being sent so M$py obtain very little information about China. Washington's lackeys in other parts of the world, however, aren't nearly as intelligent (in fact I'd rather have rats running the EU than the current fools who call themselves politicians).

Except that is not the only thing China blocks lol.
But point taken biggrin.gif
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While the sentiment is all well and good, the absurd through the roof levels of hypocrisy and double standards are a bit distasteful, don't 'cha think France?
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Facebook is collecting insane amount of data on us...
Because that's how Facebook works, by design. Facebook literally cannot work without having your personal data. Windows can. An OS does not require your data to function.
Is this really so hard to understand?
Why do some people keep making these nonsensical comparisons? (OS vs website/app)
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Facebook is collecting insane amount of data on us...
Because that's how Facebook works, by design. Facebook literally cannot work without having your personal data. Windows can. An OS does not require your data to function.
Is this really so hard to understand?
Why do some people keep making these nonsensical comparisons? (OS vs website/app)

Because this is how people justify to themselves we don't live in a world that makes 1984 look like a joke. Orwell could never have foreseen how technology would turn on us in the way it has.


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