Why you should not use autocomplete

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    lehnerus2000 said:
    Another idiotic software "improvement" designed specifically to harvest the personal information of the unwary.

    When are Governments going to start standing up to these "legitimate businesses"?
    Peter, as far as the harvesting of personal data goes, I'm afraid that governments are just as guilty as the "legitimate businesses" of which you speak. In this country we are finding out government agencies like the NSA have been spying on American citizens for years (not to mention spying on other countries.) I suspect that all governments have harvested personal data for years. Asking a government to intercede is kinda like putting the fox in charge of the hen house.
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    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #11

    Indeed


    marsmimar said:
    Peter, as far as the harvesting of personal data goes, I'm afraid that governments are just as guilty as the "legitimate businesses" of which you speak. In this country we are finding out government agencies like the NSA have been spying on American citizens for years (not to mention spying on other countries.) I suspect that all governments have harvested personal data for years. Asking a government to intercede is kinda like putting the fox in charge of the hen house.
    Agreed.
    However, the Government's entire "business model" isn't based on selling personal info to criminals and marketers, unlike the big tech companies (Apple, Google, MS, etc.).

    At least with the Government, you get to replace one lot of "corrupt scumbags" with the other lot of "corrupt scumbags", every few years.
    You don't get that option with "legitimate business" executives.

    I wasn't going to bring that issue up again, especially as a bunch of Republicans just appeared on TV stating that it is the US' God-given right to spy on anyone they want, for whatever reason, so suck it up.

    I notice some Europeans are now waking up to the fact that all of this Internet hacking/spying has little to do with locating terrorists (Angela Merkel is a terrorist?).

    Of course I doubt that Europe will take any action, apart from whining.
    If they were seriously upset, they'd cancel the trade talks and rip up ACTA, etc.

    US businesses would be appalled, "The NSA's incompetence is costing us money!"
    They'd lean on the Government to "pull their heads in" (or at least having the spying programs run by more competent/discrete individuals).
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