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leaky windows

While many will not care a whit, more writers are publishing evidence of tech giants standardizing privacy invasions as integral to their business models.

As an overwhelming majority put every detail of their lives on computers, unfettered NSA and private partners collect all data. Didn’t everybody read 1984? Don’t ya’ll realize how this turns out?
Snowden legality vs morality
…”I don’t care if they violate my privacy; I’ve got nothing to hide.”

Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say. – Edward Snowden

Here’s a fresh article about the generous software giant helping everyone encrypt their data for an added level of security – false security, that is. Now you can feel safe putting EVERYTHING on your computer system.

Recently Bought a Windows Computer? Microsoft Probably Has Your Encryption Key.
One of the excellent features of new Windows devices is that disk encryption is built-in and turned on by default, protecting your data in case your device is lost or stolen. But what is less well-known is that, if you are like most users and login to Windows 10 using your Microsoft account, your computer automatically uploaded a copy of your recovery key – which can be used to unlock your encrypted disk – to Microsoft’s servers, probably without your knowledge and without an option to opt-out.

This is not unexpected. I wrote and published windows spying – who-da-thunk? on August 2, 2015. My contention was that their spying was rather obvious, but went on to detail how ugly it really is.

September 14, 2015 I wrote and published Windoze numbah ten which included a geek insight article into the four major sins of Microsoft’s latest offering, hacking your way out, and an alternative to the whole mess.
trevor the sheep conspiracy theory
Okay, so they know everything about you.
Oh, and everything about everybody you know.
And connect it with what they know about everybody else.
Plus face-recognition cameras everywhere.
Electronic money tracking every transaction for all of you.

Don’t give it another thought.
Enjoy your happy place.