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News Microsoft looks to monetise privacy

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 4 Jan 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Efforts to make ALL games run on Linux via Wine/Proton/Lutris intensify...
     
  3. greigaitken

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    Thought process: Sweet, I'll just fill it out with false info and get my £5 for a bunch of fake crap
    hang on: i could make 1,000 profiles easily enough - hope they pay well (perhaps outsourcing...)
    Microsoft might need some data verification services - new venture!
     
  4. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Other way around: this is effectively an automation service for the GDRP 'Right to Access', the data suppliers in this case would be companies that hold data about you rather than you providing data (false or otherwise) to Microsoft.
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The title reads like global blackmail. I'm still not convinced it isn't.
     
  6. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    I'll just go out on a limb here...

    Windows 11 Live £89.99 for a regular license per year
    Sell parts of your data for a £4.99 discount or all your data for a £19.99 discount
     
  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    They're late to the bandwagon...

    Apple have been monetising privacy for yonks with their 'our ridiculous RRPs are worth because we value your privacy... honest...' spiel.
    As does virtually every VPN service.
     
  8. jb0

    jb0 Active Member

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    Sadly, blackmail is still better than the current situation of "we know everything about you and there's nothing you can do to stop us selling it to everyone."
     
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