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Comment Re:Telemetry confirmed? (Score 1) 555

>Has anyone analyzed the data being sent? Or is this a big assumption?

That's a good question, but I think that a better one is why is Microsoft not coming clean about all this or addressing the issue people are having with it that their monopoly OS is doing things that the user isn't fully informed about or have any choice in, or control over.

Microsoft could clear all this up in a moment.

Comment Re:ABP? (Score 1) 84

Well, speaking personally, I use ABP's "Select element to hide" function on all those EU cookie banner pop-ups - if I can't just ignore them (and rather than close them via clicking 'OK') - so that would probably select the malvertisement.

Bloody EU legislators legislating mandatory spam pop-ups. What the actual F?

Comment Re: What a criminal (Score 2) 98

And what about the way Facebook allows people to steal other people's videos from Youtube or whatever, host them of Facebook, Facebook gains ad revenue and when the injured party complains, the video gets taken down a couple of months later - and after the buzz for the video has waned & Facebook had gained most of the revenue it could expect to from the pirated media.

Comment Re:Prosecute this irresponsible hack!I' (Score 1) 57

I can't disagree with a single word here.

I don't know if it was the moving on of Rusbridger, financial pressures or some sort of coup behind the scenes, but the Guardian has become a lot less Guardian in the last year or two.

I did see a pro-Corbyn artocle tere the other day. The funny thing was a comment Below The Line saying it was just some soft soap to make the next attack piece stand out less! When it gets to that level of distrust by your readers (it seemed plausible enough to me) then your readers have all but abandoned you.

Quite why the Guardian thinks there are plenty of customers in the right-wing section of the news reader marketplace, I do not know. Maybe the expansion to the USA is a factor (although Bernie Sanders' popularity would suggest there's a substantial appetite for something left of (genuine) centre there).

It's a bad day when you see Guardian readers looking to the Huffington Post for something resembling decent reporting.

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