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    Microsoft denies Windows 8 app spying via SmartScreen


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    ArsTechnica's Peter Bright has another reasoned take on this: http://arstechnica.com/information-t...for-the-trees/

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    I do not feel unsecure at all leaving SmartScreen enabled. I sometimes get paranoid about certain things, but this is not one of them. In fact I feel SmartScreen actually makes my browsing and downloading safer than it would be otherwise. This is just another layer in the multi-layered approach to safety. Just my 2 cents.
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    Rui, did you actually read the article? I thought it was quite reasoned, fairly giving Microsoft's side of the issue,

    I have disabled Smartscreen, not out of any privacy concerns, but I don't like the extra traffic involved. I feel I'm safe enough with the security software I have and use common sense.

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    You are right, Jerry, it is quite bland for The Register's standards .

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    I have disabled the Windows 8 desktop SmartScreen Filter because it prevents installation and use of GPU-z and some other utilities I like to have running.

    In Internet Explorer 9 and 10, SmartScreen Filter is a security advantage I choose to keep.

    Spying through "security features" (depending on your criteria for making this claim) is nothing new. Google does a lot of data mining through their Chrome browser. Internet Privacy is a myth.
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