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Comment Re:I call BS on a web-based console (Score 1) 183

This is what their web-based privacy dashboard looks like

Ars has a better story that makes it clear there are two parts, the dashboard above, and OS level system controls that disable certain types of data being sent in the first place:

Just because an article "clearly states" something doesn't make it gospel, unless you're watching Fox, then obviously I defer to your religious preferences.

Comment Re:Why "I" shouldn't trust Geek Squad? (Score 5, Informative) 389

Since you ask:

US Constitution, Fourth Amendment:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 12:

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home
or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has
the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Anything else you'd like me to Google for you?

Comment Re:Shapespeare (Score 1) 397

You missed the rest of the quote, where they make it clear you can be required to have a licence, you just can't deny them to black people.

The exercise of such a common right the city may, under its police power, regulate in the interest of the public safety and welfare; but it may not arbitrarily or unreasonably prohibit or restrict it, nor may it permit one to exercise it and refuse to permit another of like qualifications, under like conditions and circumstances, to exercise it.

The regulation of the exercise of the right to drive a private automobile on the streets of the city may be accomplished in part by the city by granting, refusing, and revoking, under rules of general application, permits to drive an automobile on its streets; but such permits may not be arbitrarily refused or revoked, or permitted to be held by some and refused to other of like qualifications, under like circumstances and conditions.

Comment Re:I call BS on a web-based console (Score 3, Insightful) 183

The article says "(web-based)" including the "our interpretation parentheses" where as the screen shot looks decidedly the same as the existing FormerlyKnownAsMetro interface that the half the Windows 10 configuration options are in, locally.

I suspect their interpretation is incorrect, but regardless people will be watching tcpdump/wireshark/etc to see what if any effect the settings have so it's not like they can fool everyone.

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