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Old 09-06-05, 07:44 AM
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Microsoft's blackbox idea...privacy implications

Microsoft has set alarm bells ringing with the latest planned feature to be included in Longhorn. Bill Gates has announced Longhorn will include a blackbox-style recorder that can detail exactly what the user was doing at the time of an OS crash. The program will then send Microsoft details including the contents of emails and documents open at the time the PC failed. The information is ostensibly to help troubleshoot bugs and improve Windows reliability. Apparently privacy experts are up in arms over the proposed addition, but M$ insist that all data will be sent to it anonymously. It also promises the user will be able to pick and choose exactly how much detail will be forwarded to M$.

Analysts warn though that most users will be unaware of the significance of much of the data being passed on, including registry keys. In corporate environments, that info could also be read by IT managers. Theoretically, they could discover employees were job hunting or using the PC for unauthorised purposes at the time of the crash.

More can be read on M$'s intentions here, what are your thoughts?

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Old 09-06-05, 08:43 AM
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wellv id love to vote but your question is..

Should M$ have access to this kind of information

and my answer is no ^^^

and is it a privacy risk?

and my answer is yes ^^^

i dont know what to vote for lol
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Old 09-06-05, 08:45 AM
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wellv id love to vote but your question is..

Should M$ have access to this kind of information

and my answer is no ^^^

and is it a privacy risk?

and my answer is yes ^^^

i dont know what to vote for lol
Yeah, me too, confused lol
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Old 09-06-05, 09:05 AM
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Sorry my bad lol. All fixed now!!!
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Old 09-06-05, 09:23 AM
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Sorry my bad lol. All fixed now!!!
I think MS should fuck off with this type of shit. They can shove their OS up their asses if they're gonna go this way with it
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Old 09-06-05, 09:32 AM
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I have an idea, how bout the just invest the time and money into an OS that never crashes then they won't have to impliment retarded ass ideas like this... omfg that'd be way to smart!
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Old 09-06-05, 09:35 AM
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I have an idea, how bout the just invest the time and money into an OS that never crashes then they won't have to impliment retarded ass ideas like this... omfg that'd be way to smart!
Yeah but then they'd be too much like apple...and we don't want that now do we?? rofl
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Old 09-06-05, 09:37 AM
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Yeah but then they'd be too much like apple...and we don't want that now do we?? rofl
Oh god of course not, twat was I thinkin'? lol
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Old 09-06-05, 09:41 AM
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ROFL, you would think that M$ would have better things to do. It's quite scary really
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ROFL, you would think that M$ would have better things to do. It's quite scary really
What they're doing is just finding out what the most popular pr0n sites are so that they can create their own and make more money
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