Re: consumer brand?
But, isn't Secure Enhanced Linux (SEL), also written by our fine feathered friends down in Fort Mead too? Or can SEL be reviewed?
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But, isn't Secure Enhanced Linux (SEL), also written by our fine feathered friends down in Fort Mead too? Or can SEL be reviewed?
More like could you show us the way to track down and opt out of what is in all likelihood an opt-in from the time if install, and then assume that the local machine will then respect that decision till the next time I'm forced to re-install the OS again?
That's the problem, (Well One of them anyway!), with Windows 10. Is that it can, has, and will disregard your opinions at the request of the Mothership at the drop of a pin. I can't say that I'm overly fond of such practice's.
There's a surprisingly large number that have been back-ported to Windows 7. I find an open source utility DWS Lite (Destroy Windows Spying) is very good at removing them all and blocking all the associated URLs/IPs. Its source code is available so you can see what it does, and which KBs it removes.
That sounds like a useful little tool, perhaps someone here could review it?
Until people stand outside places like PC-World with banners describing the MS Data Slurp then I really don't thing the average consumer will ever get to hear about this.
Sadly all too true, you can try to explain why Windows 10 is a bad idea, and perhaps 1:10 will "get it", the other 9 are ready to brand you a tinfoailer in their ignorance. It's that ignorance + well Google does it so why should I care attitude that MicroSoft still hasn't been CX called out on this yet.
How about the Steam Client for Linux?
In whos favor? Us or them? It almost sounded like a worthy update otherwise.
But, let us not blindly assume that Windows 7 is somehow better then 10, just 'cause the Spyware is quietly tucked up inside some Update, usually marked as Important. The whole re-worked image of MicroSoft Updates needs to revert back to full disclosure again. It would also help if they could do something about the 2~3+ hour wait till the first (post install) Update hits. But, that falls back to updating the whole Windows/MicroSoft Update ecosystem again.
Though I often find myself asking myself do I trust that unknown "Update", and what it's supposed to be updating? Again Win7 might seem nicer on the surface. But, I don't have much trust in it as I once had. The only thing going for Win7 is that I feel like Instill have some (if only less so now) control over it. Then those running Win10.
Must have come from the same sick, and twisted minds that birthed Clippy, and Windows 8 & 10.
Well at least it isn't Comic Sans.
I wouldn't feel too smug about owning a MediaTek device either, those are quite frequently backdoored as well.
That said FWIW Hardware wise (and without a thought for it), MediaTek SoCs aren't really that bad. If they'd just be assed into releasing most of the source(s) needed to build custom ROMs like the big boys then I'd be willing to support 'em more. Problem is they just make the SoC, then sell that to some ODM who plants it in his design before selling it for $50.00 a PC. 500 minimum order on Alibaba please contact us about custom boot screens for additional $$$.
So the only cat that might have the code is the ODM, and they just want to push the next thing. 'Cause the shmuck selling his Warez on Amazon / Fleabay is sure to have the Code. NOT!
I thinknMicroSoft can use all the help it can get from that Dept. 'Cause the Marketing Dept. Sure ain't doing them any good.
1) One China till Taiwan ganis full independence. They are Chinese (too me!)
2) Don't you think that Amazon has better things to do then worry about what somebodys reflogging from Alibaba? If you really want to go down that lane. Then how do you fell about Fleabay Sellers who are doing the exact same thing over there? Why pick on just Amazon then?
And no I stopped on the Headline... As it was >implied to be about the £50 Kindle 7. Though I'll begrudge you that this isn't the only £50 Tablet out there. But, I'll defend everything else I said.
So I gather this ISNT the £50 jobbie then? As that one (Assuming we on about the Kindle 7 5th Gen), has a MediaTek MT8135 SoC in it, and NOT an Allwinner one. But, yeah unless your willing to spluge a bit more for the Device. I gathered that the extra bit of Maleware was an >implied courtesy on Amazon's behalf.
Something that someone with enough intelligence to buy one of these, should have to pop 'round over to xda-devlopers to hop like some dog though a bunch of hoops to be rid of...Till the next update. Which could also be set to ignore.
But, again as with most MediaTek Equipment. It starts off well enough, till such brave fools working on it discover how the Chinese SoC Operators work, the quietly give up. Having just had a poke over there, to get the exact MT SoC in use (See above), it seems that yet again such "Devs" are dropping like so many Flies again.
What an unexpected outcome.... NOT!
That said when cleaned up to such an extent, it could be a decent bit of kit, for the Cash. Just don't expect to ever see Android Marshmallow on it ever.
So no love for Attic (flightless) Birds then?
That most crims are or were poor when they got banged up. Just how are the able to afford their purloined goodies? Wonga Loans?!
You won One free Internet!
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That sounds like an even larger headache/virus vector/ privacy invasion then its worth. But, thanks for offering to keep our options open. Such a shame that my computing "future" does NOT include any more MicroSoft products though. But, I'll be sure to tell my Nan about it though....
Ronny & Maggie, a damn shame what their respective Parties were allowed to turn into.
Certainly was the case with S0NY's PlayStation 3. Dirty little secret is that every Console built before Jan. 2011 is defacto "open". Since all the Keys... Up to that point are in the wild now. Consequently its also why anything post Jan. 2011 will in all likelihood never get hacked. Of course pissing of a bunch of nerdy geeks, by swiping their Linux install functions, + leaving (or as good as left traces), of their private key in the Firmware was also a bit of luck for those that like the idea of having as full an access to their hardware. Bit the fact remains though the immediate exploit OFW3.55 has since been closed. Thus making such a hack, less trivial to pull off, then just installing some Custom Firmware over S0NYs latest, and greatest. It will never fully close the door on such Console's, and thus remain highly exploitable.
If it means that I get to play more of the kinds of Games, that I want to play (i.e. JRPGs), then I don't really mind. In fact this is perhaps the biggest reason besides the RRoD, why I hate the XBOX brand as much as I do. The world such as it is DOES NOT revolve 'round Halo 5, or Gears of War 17 Fragfest. Which I kinda fail to get since those players would rather be in the PC Mustardrace.
I can't comment on the PS4. seeing as I don't have one. But, having had a few (now dead) Failbox360's. I can say that S0NY, haven't sold the XMB (PS3), as an open Billboard for anyone to plant their WAREZ all over the place, and not just the static kind either! *
So though I'd first S0NY even less with my CC Info's. I kinda doubt their able to make much out of my preference of GT5/6, and JRPGs.
*S0NY are however guilty of adding Sing star spam onto my PS3, and removing things like Folding at Home. This also fails to impress me. But, at least its not an all singing, and dancing Ad.
Microsoft might, NOT be the threat, that Google, currently are.... But, HOLY ZARQUN they're trying!
Thus enters Linux onto the Stage... I'll grant you Libre / Open - Office will need to kick it up a notch, But This has about as much of a chance at succeeding as flying porcines. The only reason Adobe can get away with this is, there really doesn't exist anything like their products outside of their products. Windows however, has MacOS, iOS, Android, and Linux to contend with. So the only neck MicroSoft will slit, besides their partners. Will be their own.
And, we haven't even begun to discuss the currently waining levels of trust poruring out of Redmond. I guess MicroSoft are trying to morph into some EMC/AWS-esq Cloud purveyor. Cause they've clearly lost the plot on what made them great these nearly last Thirty Years.
Class action?! Really...
I'm no fan of Microsoft, and sans the MicroSoft Tax, on new pre-built Machines. I kinda fail to see where a Court would entertain such an idea to be honest. Considering that Linux actually exists. Back in the day Mr. Gates might have remarked that it had the distant potential to kill Windows. That day is slowly creating up on us now. For the other freaks there's Mac OS, and Enterprise, the mass demogragic for this site should be otherwise exempt, from this BS. Of course the trust issues should remain, and if MicroSoft continues to ignore this issue, by the continual release of non descriptive updates, as they have been doing. You have to install it to know what's in it (Yes a swipe at Obamacare) only works when the Shrills are running the place. The problem is the Shrills are clearly in the minority thankfully.
Funny I'd have thought that, they were throwing the fecal matter 'round since the release of Win8.x. Its almost a shame I'm getting on a bit now. I'd almost would have loved the chance to sit in a Business 101 Class: Today's Lecture... How to run a multi-billion dollar Corporation into the ground, or how Windows 8.x, and Windows 10 destroyed MicroSofts' past dominance in the OS market, by destroying any trace of trust anyone still had for 'em.
I'd have thought all the shifty, shady,and downright unsavory Telemetry + AdWare BS they keep trying to shove on anyone NOT foolish enough to drink the kool-aide. Would have been enough to get One to ditch Windows 7 anyway?
As long as I had basic PSN Store Access + Game Updates, which usually tended to be free anyway. Then thats more then enough for me. I don't do online BS Gaming sans Gran Turismo, but that's just for the single player events. I don't know how S0NY plan on addressing that for GT7, but if just being able to play that like I have & had with GT6 & GT5. Then S0NY can graciously shove it where the Sun don't shine.
Just take One Bullit (administerd orally), in the Morning, and all of your problems will go away! And you'll never need to rack your mind with such silly questions like. WTF am I doing here? And, why the bloody hell did I just blow my last paycheque on that Digital (Smart), Watch for?
Sometimes I have to wonder if entire population of this World really did originate with a bunch of Middle Management, Hair Dreesing, Bathing, Telephone Sanitizers.
MiceoSoft might be willing to wave some of those Unknown Patents *cough* FAT32 *cough*, in so far that the MicroSD might end up becoming only slightly more useful again, the just as a Luddites Paradise to dump their Music Files locally?
Windows 7 for Android. Just what I want.
And, now with even more Spyware!
Of Media streaming, for though I do NOT own a Pi, I do have a small number of Chinese Android Boxes, that largely do, (As well as advertise), the same services. The short of it is it IS worng.
The longer protracted question now, is this as it should be a Civil Offense, or a Criminal One? I gather the asshats over at Brien wold love to make it the latter, as it would place the workloads on the individual States, to do their dirty work. Where as if it remains nothing more then a Civil Offence, then it would be up to them to then actually build up, and move a case forward. Upshot of that? More trouble than it is worth it.
So the real question is how far will the EUCoJ bendover for these Cartels?
*Note my remark was reflective of the Article, and not the comments made above. For given that info. it's clear that MicroSoft haven't learnt Jack yet. If I went as tied to my leaky Android Phablet with its flakky autocorrect. I'd be so off Windows 7, thing is I hardly ever fire up my beige box these days. Save for security updates. Problem is who's watching the Watchmen?
And this this latest decision from that lot will go down in history as; How to destroy a mega-corp in as many Months. This crap was kinda cute a few Months ago. Now its just turning tragic, and a move to Linux. Like (The learning curve), or not is increasingly now in order. Thankfully Distros like Mint have made this "Curve" a lot less painful then some Shills would have you believe.
So its not so much a question of want, or need. at the root of it all is One of the largest reasons why the PC is a dying beast, that only the very loud MUSTARDRACE refuse to see. TBF though if I were inclined to drop Thousands into such a Rig, I'd to would probably go incandescent at the thoughts of others on the impending death of the beige box. Which is why my next PC will be one of those Ultra low-power jobs from China with an Atom CPU, with Ubuntu pre-installed.
'cause there will always be a market for beige boxes. But the PC fad of the 90s/00s is now over.
At this point I'm losing what little faith I might have had in Redmond's Chocolate Factory. That said I'm surprised that they haven't continued to push their Spyware further.
But, are the hackers smart enough to read the imprinted Umtimate Question to: Life, the Universe, and Everything? Or do they still need Marvin to do that?
From what I took from TTIP, that would be the simplistic beauty of it. It would have the in-built power to basically tell the ECJ, and possibly the SCotUSA to get on with its business. As it would automatically trump all other local laws. As for Germany? IIRC I think we might have already quietly passed it a few weeks back already. Though I probably should go ask uncle Google beforehand, making that kind of comment. Either way it wasn't that long ago when it did make the news. If only for five seconds on the State run Propaganda Channel.
I gather that the 'Merikans have a cunning plan to tell the ECJ to go fourth, and multiply! IIRC they're calling this new ploy TTIP. And, no thanks to Greece, and the Syrian Refugees. Most of us are completely (If not), happily oblivious to this ticking time bomb!
So as the Black Knight was so off to have stated... 'Tis only, but a scratch!
'Cause Pigs on the wing.
Perhaps a bit too considerate of late. Thankfully some of those in Power like Mr. Seehofer, are getting becoming more sensitive to the concerns of his constitutes. Merkel on the other hand needs to go.
Why is no one mailing any noise about all the silent telemetry updates to windows 7? Its like Microsoft will just take what they want, whenever they like. Regardless of your OS. (i..e. 7, 8.x, or 10).
Seems to me that this filling should also apply to that bit of Spyware a.k.a Windows 10.
With MicroSoft's take on the 10-a-facation, of Windows 7? On that note will this upset SadNads applecart? In that he can't just take our Data willy-nilly at this moment in time? Or would they find a way to word wrangle such data theft in there EULA? e.g, Don't like it? Then don't use it?
Goodbye office 365, google apps etc, hello, on premise data centre, exchange, etc.
God's in his (or her?), Kingdom, and all is well with the World! O365, was, and is a solution to a problem that only Redmond ever had.
So are we talking about Windows 10 again? Or Apples iOS? AFIK both Android, and Samsung's Taizen, are both LINUX!
So where they able to find the (VW Diesel), Exhaust Port yet?
Sounds to me me like someones getting there Zork, with their Myst series mixed up. Where the Mustard Race (That actually cares), care about their kill count in Booty Call. You are right about PC Gamers being OTT pompous twits though.
Did you mean 600Kbps? 'Cause 600Mbps would be quite the opposite of crappy IMHO.
Well do S0N allow Dev's to crack open DEX Equipment for those to post Pics of? What about MicroSoft with their Failbox360, or the XBOne(er)? I'm guessing these are all covers under an NDA. So your saying that Apple have no claims to the same protections?
Remember this was about Dev-Kit equipment, and not the final product here.
NDA agreements... Its's almost like iFixit have never read their Developer Contract. So sorry I feel little pitty for 'em. OK perhaps it was MY poor reading comprehension that at faut here. But, the way I understood this. Apple had sent these Clowns a secret Developer Box. One that the John Q. Public should never had seen. These Devices usually have some type of NDA agreement that rides along with the Device / Software. Which they are in clear violation of having broken. So let us not confuse this with some Day One Jusus Phone 6S that they posted the latest Centerfolds of.
At wich point yeah I'd have to agree that Apple were being a bunch of dicks again. But, the Story makes it (Well I thought anyway), that this was about a Dev-box, and that was clearly a no no!
Good luck in ever seeing any updates to Marshmallow (Assuming they even ship out as Lollipop that is!). It'll be a cold day before you find someone doing an AOSP port for one of these... Thats 'cause these Chinese outfits fail to respect GPL. So you could spend +500$ for a device that might last for say can. Five Years... Or spend ca. ~100$ a Year for a newer device. (i.e. Landfill Android!).