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Microsoft's Cortana To Spy On Email To Keep You On Track
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nasimson
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nasimson,
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1/27/2016 | 10:22:29 PM
Not spying. A Welcome feature.
This is certainly not spying. I'd welcome this feature if it helps me to not miss a deadline.
impactnow
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impactnow,
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1/27/2016 | 1:24:42 PM
Re: Everybody else is doing it . . .
Unless we can easily turn off Cortana and her scheduling prowess .
Gary_EL
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Gary_EL,
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1/27/2016 | 1:19:54 PM
Re: Everybody else is doing it . . .
Why should Google and Facebook have all the fun? Microsoft gives us yet another reason to avoid Windows 10 for as long as possible.
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impactnow,
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1/27/2016 | 1:04:35 PM
Re: . Not now Cortana
That's very funny I'm having the same issue I keep hearing times on my cell phone for the most mundane of items coming in my email . I can't seem to shut them off . There is such a thing as too much information . Reading about this new Cortana feature really scared me I kept thinking that my entire schedule was going to be thrown off by well-meaning AI assistant . These types of tools need very customizable UI interfaces make them worthwhile
jimbo0117
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1/26/2016 | 4:28:16 PM
Re: Everybody else is doing it . . .
SunitaT0 - The vast majority of Google and FB users have no idea that the information gleaned from their emails, posts and likes are being sold by Google and FB. What MS is proposing is not selling that information or exposing it. They want to improve their user experience by having Cortana use that information for them and them alone - not expose it in any way externally. Yet what does the title of the article trumpet? MS spying.
SunitaT0
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SunitaT0,
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1/26/2016 | 2:29:16 PM
Re: . Not now Cortana
@Impactnow: I don't trust these companies because every device has a backdoor in the form of a software, a network key or something else, through which they can spy on us.
SunitaT0
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SunitaT0,
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1/26/2016 | 2:23:04 PM
Re: . Not now Cortana
@Impactnow: I wish AI knew when they were getting in our way. Google Now is very annoying when it syncs every email notification to its card stack. I have to swipe every time something pops up, and not necessarily important too! Like tracking information of a package being sent by Amazon.
SunitaT0
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SunitaT0,
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1/26/2016 | 2:20:19 PM
Re: Everybody else is doing it . . .
Jimbo: Yes, not only that we don't even trust such practises as of now. Every time people try to take a liking to MS Windows 10, MS drops a bomb which makes fanbases feel alienated again.
jimbo0117
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jimbo0117,
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1/26/2016 | 10:56:33 AM
Everybody else is doing it . . .
Facebook and Google have been selling behavior and tracking based information based on their user's email content for years, and it's always been treated with nothing but a shrug.
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impactnow,
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1/26/2016 | 10:28:46 AM
. Not now Cortana
Well I can see how this might be useful I can also see how it could be very irritating . Much like auto correct was designed to make our typing more efficient it can cause an entire realm of misspellings of its own . I can see easily have these reminders can become overwhelming end cause schedule issues . The criteria for using this will certainly need refinement to be useful or I foresee many people silencing Cortana in their email


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