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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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9/30/2015 | 9:17:58 PM
Re: So why upgrade?
Indeed.  If I had it my way, I'd still be using MS-DOS.  ;)
Joe Stanganelli
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9/30/2015 | 9:17:12 PM
Re: sigh
> Not only that, the EULA states otherwise and trumps anything some manager says.

Generally true, although in some certain cases, other legal claims with a basis in consumer-protection statutes and/or even the common law of torts may be had against the company/seller/what-have-you.
moarsauce123
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9/30/2015 | 7:38:54 AM
Re: At least...
If a company needs to address an issue afterward it is a sure sign they messed up beforehand. The fact that people don't like having others collect intel about them is news to Microsoft? How many rocks are there in Redmond under which they are living?
moarsauce123
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9/30/2015 | 7:36:28 AM
Re: sigh
Not only that, the EULA states otherwise and trumps anything some manager says. The data collected is not attached to a person as in tacking a name on it, but the entirety of the collected data is plenty sufficient to pinpoint exactly who I am. After all, there are not many fans of Borussia Mönchengladbach in the US and I have yet to see Windows show me the scrores for their games.
crush801
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9/29/2015 | 8:59:49 AM
So why upgrade?
Yes, what Windows 10 collects is all up to you.  But...  If you turn off all the collection stuff, what are you left with?  Is what's left really enough to justify upgrading from Windows 7.
CarolineB773
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9/29/2015 | 7:15:50 AM
At least...
...they are acknowledging that level of discontent by at least addressing the issue. Feels a little late in my opinion though. 
Joe Stanganelli
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9/29/2015 | 12:00:44 AM
sigh
"Microsoft does not scan your personal communications (including email content) or files in order to deliver targeted ads."

It's sad that this disclaimer is even needed (because you know the technology exists...).


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