So last night, after avoiding the forced Microsoft update for more than a couple weeks, I finally Clicked that damn button. After what FELT like hours ( because my cell phone is “in the shop” and it was pouring rain outside) the upgrade was finished. I restarted my computer, and was met with ” a new and improved” sign in option to use a pin and biometrics. Biometrics? Now you want MY BLOOD?!?!?…
Ok, not my blood…YET… just my fingerprints and/ or an iris scan. And they are “selling you all of this to make you feel safe?!?!? Where are you going to store this information? How are you going to protect me from hackers who can download the information and duplicate it to steal my identity?!?!
That’s ok, you don’t have to answer. The fact that I signed in on May 14, 2018 and didn’t immediately throw my computer out the window says that I’m surrendering any right to fight you right? Funny that you’re telling me I need to then close my Microsoft account before May 1, 2018 if I don’t like it.
Apparently I was looking for a fight last night (and maybe still am today), so I continued reading the terms I “agreed” to.
In the Code of Conduct section, we’ve clarified that you should not publicly display or use the Services to share inappropriate content or material, including involving offensive language, and that you should not engage in activity that is fraudulent. Inappropriate content means illegal or harmful content, and offensive language means violent, profane, or hateful language. We’ve made this change to ensure the public parts of our Services are safe and secure for all customers. This doesn’t change our existing policies – it simply clarifies that inappropriate content includes offensive language, among other things.
WHAT THE FUCK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Does that mean I need to start learning linux? and would that even help?
Several months ago I wrote a post, Is it possible to go off the grid? Many of the responses I received said the using the internet etc was a privilege not a right. I can understand that line of thinking, but are you sure you really know exactly what you are paying for that privilege or convenience?
I’m not trying to tell everyone to ditch their phones and their computers etc. I am asking you to think about it. Are you so dependent on your technology that you are allowing others to control your actions?