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Windows 7: Microsoft sets stage for massive Windows 10 upgrade strategy

11 Dec 2015   #51
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
1. Terrorist would use encryption and it would make it impossible to catch them in a timely fashion.
Finding this information after the shootings and or bombings from the perpetrators computers really doesn't help.
Any "proper" criminal and/or terrorist already knows (and knew before Snowden) that standard communications are continuously monitored.

I've heard reports that suggest those responsible for the Paris Attacks actually met face-to-face to discuss the details.

I guess the Government will have to declare Martial Law (including a 24 hour curfew) to prevent people from leaving their homes, thus eliminating terrorism once-and-for-all.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
Everyone has data that needs to stay private. The government says that we have to take cybersecurity seriously. Well, it starts at home and at the office with individuals taking as many precautions as possible, especially encryption.
Step one is to make it as difficult as possible for the Government to monitor/steal your information.
This should mean that only determined and competent cyber-criminals can get access.


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11 Dec 2015   #52
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Remember I think simple.
When slave traders, gun runners and drug czars ect. use the internet to communicate, governments around the would need to have the ability to monitor.
Governments really don't care if someone sends a email to their girlfriend about the two wife's they have.
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11 Dec 2015   #53
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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...Governments really don't care if someone sends a email to their girlfriend about the two wife's they have.
Unless they blackmail you with it. What worries me more are the governments and corporations that collect my data (aka spy on me) not being secure enough to keep that data out of the hands of malicious hackers.
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11 Dec 2015   #54
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
...Governments really don't care if someone sends a email to their girlfriend about the two wife's they have.
Unless they blackmail you with it. What worries me more are the governments and corporations that collect my data (aka spy on me) not being secure enough to keep that data out of the hands of malicious hackers.
You also have to worry about who these corporations might sell your private information to. Money overrides all scruples & decency.
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12 Dec 2015   #55
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
...Governments really don't care if someone sends a email to their girlfriend about the two wife's they have.
Unless they blackmail you with it. What worries me more are the governments and corporations that collect my data (aka spy on me) not being secure enough to keep that data out of the hands of malicious hackers.
You also have to worry about who these corporations might sell your private information to. Money overrides all scruples & decency.
Pretty much.
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12 Dec 2015   #56
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

What gets me about all this privacy thing is..
Corporate/enterprise editions are able to switch privacy on or off, or any state in between via deployment image packages.

But full retail or OEM are not.
Which leads me to believe, It's not a government/security issue, It's just data mining, to be sold off for marketing purposes. ie google

Allan
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12 Dec 2015   #57
gemhunter

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
...Governments really don't care if someone sends a email to their girlfriend about the two wife's they have.
Unless they blackmail you with it. What worries me more are the governments and corporations that collect my data (aka spy on me) not being secure enough to keep that data out of the hands of malicious hackers.
THIS is the best reason to avoid back-doored encryption. The three-letter agencies, other gov agencies, and their corporate lackeys aren't capable of protecting a bag of donuts, let alone everyone's encryption keys.

Google "opm hack details" for relevant info. This hack is THE worst thing they could have lost.
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12 Dec 2015   #58
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

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12 Dec 2015   #59
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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12 Dec 2015   #60
Diosoth

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

After I had issues with updates nearly rendering my PC inoperable, I disabled both automatic install or even automatic downloading of updates.

Crap like this makes me glad I did just that. It means I never ended up with this junk in the first place. If MS somehow find a way to force a download past those settings I will shut Windows Update off totally.
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