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Apr 26, 2011 - 4:02 AM - by wicked

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Additionally, we cover rooting & ROMing for the Asus Android tablets & offer forum sections on alternate OS options for the Windows models.

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Windows 10 sends identifiable data to Microsoft despite privacy settings

Aug 17, 2015 - 7:10 AM - by janner43
According to a report in UK newspaper The Guardian...

Windows 10 sends identifiable information to Microsoft, even if a user turns off its Bing search and Cortana features, and activates the software’s privacy-protection settings.

Analysis by technology site Ars Technica has shown that Windows 10 still contacts Microsoft even when these features are disabled, although some of this is simple and non-identifiable testing for an internet connection.
In other reports both in the Guardian and elsewhere, MS have already come under attack for a somewhat invasive approach to end user privacy...

Hundreds of commenters on sites such as Hacker News and Reddit have criticised default settings that send personal information to Microsoft, use bandwidth to upload data to other computers running the operating system, share Wi-Fi passwords with online friends and remove the ability to opt out of security updates.
You can read more here...
Windows 10 sends identifiable data to Microsoft despite privacy settings | Technology | The Guardian

and here...

Even when told not to, Windows 10 just can?t stop talking to Microsoft | Ars Technica UK

What is your opinion?
Will you stop using Windows and switch to a different OS entirely, or don't you care?
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Netflix CEO Warns that a Price Increase is Coming in the Future

Jul 16, 2015 - 10:22 AM - by dgstorm

Most of the time, the news we get to report is pretty cool. Unfortunately, sometimes we "get" to report the bad news too. Today we are faced with that task again. Without giving any specifics, Netflix' CEO Reed Hastings announced to investors that the company plans to "carefully push" consumers toward a higher price model in the coming years.

This is executive parlance for "we are going to raise prices." Here's a quote with more of the details,

Netflix may be less tolerant of widespread password sharing in the near future. The company has a one-stream, standard-definition package priced at $7.99 a month, but “we also want to motivate people to move up to the two-stream and the high-def and the ultra-high-def”, Hastings said, though he didn’t elaborate on what the incentives to switch plans would be.

Prices of current subscriptions won’t change this quarter, but Hastings said prices will increase over the next decade.

“We want to take it very slow,” Hastings said. “Over the next decade I think we’ll be able to add more content and have more value and then price that appropriately.”
Hmmm... whether consumers take kindly to these eventual price increases depends on how large they will be. Netflix has been creating some solid unique content lately, and they plan to spend $1 Billion or more on new shows next year, so perhaps it will be worth it. It also sounds like they will roll out these higher prices a very slow rate, so perhaps it won't be too bad. Discuss your point of view.

Source: The Guardian
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