Doesn't matter what the law says. If anything from any source is using my computer for any purpose which was hidden, disguised, or obfuscated from me, then it is an illegitimate use. Full disclosure, with explicit permission, or it's illegitimate.
That would make the Chrome browser illegitimate. Most people are not aware that it is spyware and it is not advertised as spyware, it just mentions it deep in an EULA (much like the application in this stories does about being bitcoin miners).
The problem is that a lot of people rely on and trust applications that classically would fall into the category of malware. Google even went as far as inventing a new category called badware, which was the same as malware except it didn't include spyware intended for advertisement.
If we accept that people are okay with using some types of malware (like Google Chome), then we need to consider our definitions much more deeply, because suddenly software that has unintended and potentially unwanted side-effects are considered legitimate.
No, I have seen overly specific job posting that only had local applicants and went to local people. They are written that way because they are written by idiot HR people based on loosely answered questions from an idiot PHB.
I would still call it spontaneous combustion if car catches fire in an accident. It is not something that actually happens outside of holiwood movies, and I still call it spontaneous combustion in the movies as well. Gasolin cars do not catch on fire unless there is a spark and a collection of dirty oil, because gasoline is actually quite hard to set fire to.
The European Union backed down on Wednesday from threats to suspend agreements granting the United States access to European data, rejecting calls for a tougher stance over alleged U.S. spying
Alleged? What part of the official U.S. policy and actions they have admitted to, apologized for but vowed to continue, is alleged?
That is not a neutral story. I wouldn't trust it.
It already appears to not apply on ferries between EU countries. Annoyingly even when you can stil reach land based towers the ferries local repeater wins and will try to fleece you.