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Windows 7: Freedom and privacy, R.I.P.

09 Aug 2011   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Freedom and privacy, R.I.P.

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Freedom and privacy, in any meaningful sense, are dead. I know, I know ... I've written about this topic before but that was in the context of our "factual" privacy, which is about access to what you might think of as "static" data about you. Now we have to recognize the death of our "realtime" or "lifestream" privacy: the freedom to go about our business unobserved and anonymously.

Factual privacy is different from lifestream privacy. The former is about access to facts such as the color of your hair and eyes, your ethnicity, your height and weight, your income, your cholesterol level and so on. Those are all data points that create a snapshot of you.
Freedom and privacy, R.I.P. - Computerworld


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09 Aug 2011   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Bah, privacy is over rated.

The sooner we are chipped to help facilitate companies part us from more of our money, the better. I feel terrible that I still have some privacy which is getting in the way of profits. Shameful
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09 Aug 2011   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Bah, privacy is over rated.

The sooner we are chipped to help facilitate companies part us from more of our money, the better. I feel terrible that I still have some privacy which is getting in the way of profits. Shameful
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09 Aug 2011   #4
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Yeah, it's like "Nineteen Eighty-Four" all over again or still. George Orwell was telling the future back in 1948.
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10 Aug 2011   #5
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Bah, privacy is over rated.

The sooner we are chipped to help facilitate companies part us from more of our money, the better. I feel terrible that I still have some privacy which is getting in the way of profits. Shameful
Uncle Quark, is that you? Or did the Cardassians finally get to you?

Regards,
Nephew Nog
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10 Aug 2011   #6
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yep everything has been infiltrated there's nothing sacred anymore.
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10 Aug 2011   #7
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Google's "Face.API" is truly disturbing in it's privacy implications... Just one of so SO many things coming down the pike at Mach1...
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10 Aug 2011   #8
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Bah, privacy is over rated.

The sooner we are chipped to help facilitate companies part us from more of our money, the better. I feel terrible that I still have some privacy which is getting in the way of profits. Shameful
Uncle Quark, is that you? Or did the Cardassians finally get to you?

Regards,
Nephew Nog
Rule of Acquisiton #10 "Greed is eternal."
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10 Aug 2011   #9
indianacarnie

 

Its a Brave New World out there. Soma anyone?
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10 Aug 2011   #10
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Schroff87 View Post

Rule of Acquisiton #10 "Greed is eternal."
Very good! I'll add one more:

Rule 202 - The justification for profit is profit.

Regards,
GEWB
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