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Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office

P. Lee Silver badge

Re: "The Dutch authorities are working with the company to fix the situation"

A nice solution, but we need to go a step further.

Libreoffice as a solution relies on the goodwill of Libreoffice to not snoop. I want an OS which can block application access at the network level. I want an OS which can enforce, "Application X gets access to my file server for file-serving protocols. Application X also only gets access to disk subtree Y." That way I can give my browser widr network access but no disk and my wordprocessor disk access, but little network.

For those on linux who want a MS options and are willing to go non-free, edrawmax (visio) and wpsoffice (chinese?) look like nice options. I can't vouch for their security and non-snoopiness, but they are far more usable than Libreoffice in an MSOffice environment.

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