Use the Firefox plug-ins Ghostery, Privacy Badger, Self-destructing Cookies, and Better Privacy and everything will be pretty much wiped out.
See above: enable "Do Not Track" in the Firefox Options/Privacy tab and you are (hopefully) in the clear.
Nah, just business as usual.
For pure evil, you have to go to Wall Street.
That's because it doesn't affect most people. Besides, in relative terms it isn't too bad. Yes, pervasive surveillance infringes people's rights, and (speculatively) a small number of people who haven't done anything wrong get hurt by that. But the US (and the rest of the 5 eyes) aren't China, or North Korea, or ISIS. They aren't actively killing or seriously repressing large numbers of their own people. All this stuff just doesn't impact on the life of Joe Ordinary, so he doesn't care.
Say that to the Vietnamese boat people.
Presumably you mean the ones who didn't drown. They did get lucky, compared to the others.
to for surveillance of properties
Protip: if you're not sure which preposition to use, put both.
hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraq's
Protip: try to pair up your errors, and hope that one masks the other.
Reverting the Windows 8 start screen
So he did the needful?
it also kept legitimate commercial entities doing business with the software
How did it do that? By threatening to kill their pets if they stopped?
It has been ringing continuously since 1840, and will probably continue for a long time.
Read all about it here: http://www.atlasobscura.com/pl...
So: how would you go about making a Chromebook-like laptop? Yes, I could just install any Linux distro, and then restrain myself from installing most apps other than a browser and a few utilities, but that's not quite the same; ChromeOS is nicely polished, and very pared down; it also seems to do well with low-memory systems (lots of the current models have just 2GB, which brings many Linux distros to a disk-swapping crawl), and starts up nicely quick.
It looks like the most "authentic" thing would be to dive into building Chromium OS (which looks like a fun hobby), but I'd like to find something more like Cr OS — only Cr OS hasn't been updated in quite a while. Perhaps some other browser-centric pared-down Linux would work as well. How would you build a system? And should I go ahead and order some low-end 16GB SSDs, which I now see from online vendors for less than $25?