Originally Posted by SoloCamo
All I want to know is why MS is always the target here. As far as I'm aware they are just the newest kid on the block - this is an issue with every single major company and has been for quite some time. Search engines, phone's, other OS's as well, yet Windows 10 seems to be the target 99.9% of the time only because it's trendy and was blatantly obvious about it.
Sorry guys, hate to break it to you all but those of us wise enough to see this avalanche happening years ago (and were told to get our tin foil hats) are not surprised and gave up at this point. I treat all of my personal devices with a network connection as completely recorded and watched devices, and if you want to even remotely remain having a sense of privacy, disconnect. That is all. The plethora of average joe idiots has already made this happen - this will not go away and it will only get worse from here on out.
Your average citizen will remain too busy posting pictures to facebook, instagram, twitter, whatever the crap app of the day is in their generic materialistic life and will continue to be completely ignorant of the fact that everything online is essentially watched over / combed through eventually if there is even a shred of interest in you. They will be spoon fed news about terrorism this, terrorism that as more and more privacy and freedoms are removed from daily lives. I need only look at the UK's camera situation as assurance of the footsteps the US will eventually follow.
Windows 10 is the least of the concerns for all those that claim to care so much for privacy. Use an alternative or stick to an older version of Windows. But please realize, those are far from secure or private either, regardless of what you believe.
They don't know or refuse to know that more people use an iPhone than a windows terminal these days. I have classes of students I had to teach to use Windows because they had NEVER actually sat down at a computer that used Windows. Windows might own a marketshare of it's market but ITS market is dying. The mobile market has been where it's at for years.
The other irony is someone quoting about petro dollars and wars in Iraq. I teach Economics Sir. The U.S. and it's oil companies never received a dollar of income or a barrel of oil from the Iraq invasion. IF you knew a damn thing about the oil markets you'd know that instead of living in a tinfoil house. It actually has devastated U.S. based oil companies because the Iraqis and Saudis have decided to try and push us out of the market by keeping the price of oil artificially low. They figure that shale oil and fracking can't continue forever at 30-45 dollar a barrel oil.
Haliburton did make a lot of money off of contracting NOT oil (and so did some other contracting companies) but I hope it was worth it because it has devastated them long term because the overseas oil companies in the middle east dropped the price so low that Hali had to lay off about 18% of their Global work force in the past 3 years.
BACK TO THE TOPIC.. APPL and GOOG have so much more metadata on everyone it's not even funny.. MSFT can add almost nothing that they don't already have. Anyone waving a privacy banner missed the train about 10 years ago. When I saw the game was over I shook my head and moved on.