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Author Topic: Microsoft vacates moral high ground for the data slurpers cesspit (The Register)  (Read 1658 times)

AArdvark

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IMO: A must Read.
I agree with this article 100%.

MS with Windows 10 have simply given in and joined the Apple/Google/Facebook world of 'monitisation' of your users at all costs & by any means.
I am very upset by this and after 30+ years of using MS OSes and products I am seriously thinking of going to Linux 100%.
(I love a good Unix/Linux but never thought I would use it as my Desktop PC Environment. Might as well look now as Windows 7/8 will be dying soon enough, if MS get their way.)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/06/microsoft_vacates_moral_high_ground_for_the_data_slurpers_cesspit/
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Chrysalis

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interesting the home page of that app I wonder if opendns have got it right or a false positive?

http://pxc-coding.com/de/portfolio/donotspy10/ is blocked by opendns for phishing.
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AArdvark

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interesting the home page of that app I wonder if opendns have got it right or a false positive?

http://pxc-coding.com/de/portfolio/donotspy10/ is blocked by opendns for phishing.

I did not follow the breadcrumbs to the 'adware app' as it stated it was adware up front in the article on 'The Register'.
From the original blog at http://bgr.com/2015/08/05/window-10-privacy-settings-how-to-stop-spying/ it state the app uses OpenCandy software.
OpenCandy is a wonderful way to install 'Lots of bad stuff (c)' on your machine. :)
I never touch anything that uses OpenCandy, which is a shame as it originally was not naughty in any way.
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Chrysalis

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true but that doesnt make it a phishing site.
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WWWombat

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If Microsoft were occupying some form of moral high ground beforehand, we'll probably find it was on the shore of the Dead Sea.
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