Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Erik
Agreed, The ads on Desktop is unacceptable.
Sat Sep 2, 2017 3:24am
68.194.128.14

I don't want a desktop home and DEFINITELY work that calls home to MS or any other corporation to build the "perfect ads" for me. I've already paid for the OS software, I shouldn't be "paying it forward" like this as well.


It's complete and utterly unprofessional but in this strange world has become the norm.

I love Google for personal, non-important stuff like BS pictures and some stuff I like to keep on Google Drive/Docs. I completely agree though, Google is the wolf in sheep's clothing. None of their services are actually free, we pay with our privacy.

It's alarming how many people these days don't care about privacy. It's like we've gone a complete 180 from the 1990s internet.

My GF has an Alexa in the house. I hate the thing and keep it muted all the time. I figure the red mute light is even probably fake and it's still listening anyway. Not to sound like a complete tinfoil hat person but I don't trust it. I also don't like the fact our TV is also now hooked up to the internet. Samsung already had a news article about them a year or so ago about them listening in your house with their TVs.

In 1984, George Orwell made it seem like Big Brother would be forced upon the citizens, but it looks like in reality, we've welcomed him into our homes and willfully told him everything we know with a smile on our face. It's disturbing.


  • Satya Nadella is in charge of M$Puckdropper, Tue Aug 29 3:13am
    He's the moron with the ads and data collection and Windows Phone on the Desktop UI. (It's brilliant on the phone!) There won't be a Microsoft before too long. Sad thing is, the next closest... more
    • Agreed, The ads on Desktop is unacceptable. ☻ Erik, Sat Sep 2 3:24am
      • I got an android phonePuckdropper, Sun Sep 3 5:10am
        Apps are requesting microphone permission that don't need it. We've got voice remote controls, etc. I hate that. I'd disconnect the mic if I didn't need the darn thing to make phone calls. At least... more
        • It's crazy right?Erik, Thu Sep 7 4:18am
          You'll download some stupid game and it will need like 5,000 permissions on your phone. When I see that I don't install the app. I hate that Chrome has like every permission under the sun.. as well... more
          • At least you can turn some of them off.Puckdropper, Thu Sep 7 7:33am
            I had one program whine and complain when I turned off certain permissions, so it didn't last very long on my phone. I don't think Firefox was too unreasonable. I'd have to check permissions, but it... more
            • That's a very good point. Erik, Sun Oct 8 4:45am
              I know my bank's app for a long time was just a web browser shortcut wrapped as an app. (Refused to install it). I would imagine many others would do more or less the same as a cheap way to get an... more
              • Facebook, yeah where everyone apparently isPuckdropper, Tue Oct 17 6:48am
                I guess it's easy if you want to talk to someone, but what a pain it is otherwise. Some sites can access the login cookie and assume I'm logged in to their precious steaming pile of doggie doo-doo. I ... more
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