Leave him alone. He's mindless. It's not his fault.
Oh, for Pete's sake. Stop RTFA! How do you expect this circle jerk to maintain itself when you keep polluting this thread with your "facts" and "reason"? Jerk.
"Hey AT&T. I need a new phone shipped to my current address. Thankfully I'll be keeping the same number."
The NSA doesn't need to target an advertising network; they just need to run advertisements. For more control, they could buy up or create an advertising network. At that point, you've got little recourse because you agreed to all of this at installation or during use.
It wasn't cooked up by talking heads; it was appropriated by authoritarian leftists in the early 1900's to disguise their true intentions behind a palatable façade. "War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. Authoritarianism is Liberty."
Now if only you'd crack open an Apple laptop & find the same thing. But we wouldn't want you to learn something; you might make all the other ACs look bad.
If the system requirements have increased, it is a new operating system because it is likely to require hardware replacement.
So XP SP3 was a new OS as compared to SP2.
But, "I call Any Web Loco on that." doesn't have the same ring to it.
When I log into my bank account, my username and password are not in the URL and certainly not passed unencrypted over the wire. They are happily stored in the LastSession.plist file though.
Feel free to supply a suitably masked copy of the lines from your own LastSession.plist that you believe is doing that.
I suspect that someone doesn't know exactly where the autofill passwords come from (Keychain) and assumes that they're in the LastSession properties list.