About how Windows 10 (and Ubuntu) send all your search queries to be examined by Microsoft and the NSA, I’m surprised by how few people have a problem with this.
In a thread on Ars Technica about Windows 10 a comment criticizing this repugnant privacy violation was heavily downvoted. That’ s not unusual, and I don’t think there are enough MS and other shills out there to explain the downvoting.
It appears people actually want their privacy invaded and for large corporations to know more about them than their family probably does.
I can’t understand this. No matter how hard I try, I just can’t make sense of it.
My guess is that this permissive approach to privacy is more true of the Millennials and younger as they have been helicopter-parented and allowed little privacy their entire lives. Having a Big Brother (aka Big Father/Big Mother) looking over their shoulder every instant is just natural to them.
Of course there are generational differences, despite scientists trying to “prove” there are not. I bet that approach to and concern with privacy is one of them.
Agreed that some younger folks are better at protecting and encoding (in the linguistic sense, not the cryptographic sense) what they don’t want seen.
I bet the majority just don’t care, however.
That’s a real difference between people of roughly my generation and older, and one that is unexamined mostly.