[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 week ago

If this were a complaint about not having physical media, whatever.

But VHS is dead for a reason.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

That's not true at all. It has a huge market share, just not in desktops.

But again, that's completely and utterly irrelevant. If being evil is the only way for your business/product to exist, it does not deserve to exist.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

Linux is free qnd plenty sustainable.

If you can't support providing something for free via a mechanism that isn't pure and unadulterated evil, then don't do it for free. "We have to be monsters to make money" is not a valid position.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago

If they were giving away Windows for free, their behavior would still be unforgivable.

There is no scenario where any operating system including spyware or ads can ever theoretically be acceptable behavior. Any person who contributes in any way to that happening belongs in a prison cell.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

Only if your phone is moving that picture to a place that's very easy for anyone who wants to get.

The user is not doing shit. The operating system is massively compromising their expectation of privacy by packaging all their sensitive activity into an easy to grab and go bundle.

Viewing actual extreme behavior as extreme is how it's supposed to work. This is obscenely invasive.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

It is privacy friendly.

They don't want any more headlines of governments using their data to victimize people receiving abortions than they need to. I'd be shocked if that continued trend isn't the instigator of this.

That tracking is super invasive and gross, and not having it tied to an ad profile is a good thing, regardless of their motivations.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 week ago

Yeah, I don't know what people expected.

Building production capability is obscenely expensive and can inherently really only be done by a handful of companies at a time if they want any hope of getting their investment back. They need a crazy amount of volume to pay for that facility. You can't invest tax dollars in 100 facilities. It doesn't work.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 week ago

Yes, it is. Easily. It's that invasive.

It will record your porn if you use a functional browser instead of edge. It will record your nudes if you ever see them on your PC. And on top of that, it will also record all sorts of other sensitive personal information that can be used for identity theft if you just do basic shit like using banking websites. Looking at your passwords at some point in your life is also perfectly normal behavior, and it will expose that too.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

IDK. Earbuds are a different thing. I call them IEMs because that's what they are.🤷🏼‍♀️

[-] [email protected] 20 points 1 week ago

For the same reason it used an unprotected DB. Because they don't give a shit about your privacy or security.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 week ago

Most of the things in the last few months about ads in Windows, about blocking apps, etc have been overblown and aren't actually big problems in isolation.

Any telemetry sent without a very clearly informed opt in is malicious. Any ad in an OS is malicious. There is no valid justification for either.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 week ago

I've had so many people jump down my throat for listing some of the many obviously fucked things Microsoft did on my PC just over the life of Windows 10. (And not that it should matter, but I even paid for Pro).

I turned all their various advertising and spying "features" off through legitimate settings, group policies, whatever, and the list of things that reverted themselves over time was insane.

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