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    Is Windows Just Paid Malware?


    Someone is NOT feeling the love!

    Is Windows Just Paid Malware?
    https://redmondmag.com/articles/2015...s-malware.aspx








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    ...all your stuff are belong to us...
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    You only need to check the MS Store for their "Signature Editions" - bloatware free, now seemingly being remaindered - against what they seem to be doing with W10 currently - Candy Crunch for everyone.

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    The author should look up the word malware.

    Individually, by rejecting proprietary software and web services
    that snoop or track.
    Started doing that a long time ago.
    Kind of reminds me of those IDIOT celebrities a while back who would post compromised images of themselves, then blame the service when it got hacked.

    Collectively, by organizing to develop free/libre replacement systems and web services that don't track who uses them.
    If you don't want to be tracked don't install that type of software or use those services that track.
    Nine times out of ten the tracking is lame and largely an ad generating means to an end.
    When it comes to software you can always vote with your feet.

    Democratically, by legislation to criminalise various sorts of malware practices. This presupposes democracy, and democracy requires defeating
    treaties such as the TPP and TTIP that give companies the power to suppress democracy.
    Somebody's making a buck, but it's usually a lame form of tracking, and not exactly malware.


    Now the NSA's hooks into various services and software makers are an entirely different story. That's where the author should be fuming.
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    it is now

    but so are almost all big corp programs now

    read the TOS and see how many say they get all your data if you use their program



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    Richard Stallman is notably absolutist in his opinions. In particular, no commercial software company can expect any love from him. However he even regularly picks fights in the Open Source community.

    That said, I agree that the Terms of Service for most companies read like an information take-over by a totalitarian regime. The legal boilerplate for most EULAs were, in the past, generally interpreted as a way of protecting the maker from the worst situations. Not something they did every day. One wonders if the same thing is happening with the TOS documents. "We could do anything with your information. But we probably won't. You're just going to have to trust us! Really, the lawyers made us do this..."

    I remember fondly the clarity of the Borland EULAs. As far as setting a standard for the industry though, sadly that never happened.

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    That said, I agree that the Terms of Service for most companies read like an information take-over by a totalitarian regime.
    And has anyone read any of the disclaimers given to sign at the doctor's office??
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