I just finished upgrading one of my macines to Windows 10. Painless, and so far I like what they've done with the place. Time to desktop is slightly slower but still good.
I did go through the advanced setup options and disabled most of the stuff that shares my data, location and wifi credentials (WTF?!) with MS
My views of Microsoft and Google are pretty much diametrically opposed -- I have enormous faith in Google and Googlers doing the right thing with respect to protecting the data I share with them
Right. Of those two companies, only one has pretty much built their entire business model around harvesting your data 6 ways from Sunday, and the other one hasn't.
I wonder: how many different drones for different missions would you really need? And can't they achieve the same by building a tested, stable, flyable drone platform, then adding attachments (3d printed or from stock) according to each mission's needs?
Personally, I don't want to be filmed either... but I don't think it's necessary to be an a-hole about it.
Anyway, MS still reigns supreme on desktops and laptops. The only significant change to that is the fact that tablets and larger smart phones have been eating into the PC market.
someone WILL recognize you or figure out who you are, given enough incentive.
Worse: face recognition software is getting better all the time, and it's only a matter of time before search engines and social media start tagging images. Once something or someone puts your name to your likeness online, all (or at least a good many) images with you in it can be found by typing your name into Google.
What legislators can do is to make it very clear that private life stuff should stay out of the workplace, and not affect job applications or performance reviews. Put it on the same level as discrimination, outing a homosexual against their will, etc, for which such laws already exist. These laws have not eradicated discrimination and homophobia from the workplace, and neither will they put an end to employers misusing info gleaned from social media sites, but they have helped.