People are strange creatures they get used to what is familiar to them. If I put a CCTV camera on the front of my house looking directly at people going past people would give the fuck you salute. But after just a few weeks people will forget that it is even there even though they can see it!
Your virus scanner is a root spyware product it monitors the websites you visit and your e-mails. It collects data about your activities.
Microsoft monitors everything you do on your computer if it has an Internet connection they have your information they know what you are doing.
Virtually all the programs that have copy protection that you put on your Windows system, are spying on you.
Your Linux desktop knows what programs need upgrading updating because they know what is on your computer because your computer is sending that information back to them. Red Hat, probably knows more about you than your own family does.
The trick is not to be you when you're using these products. I don't know any of the original pirate gang that were using Cobras ( CB radios ) to exchange software and phone hacking software. And virus swapping which was a big thing in Germany at the time using Cobras linked up to the computer. i know none of them and none of them know me.
I have lots of domain names but none of them are registered to me. I have domain name registered protection and even that is not registered to me.
Computer companies are falling over themselves to offer you different ways of paying for their services without using a credit card.
There are times to be you like now when you are just one of the millions of Internet wildebeest roaming on the Internet waiting to be snatched.