Timeline more than 4 days without ACC

  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    Timeline more than 4 days without ACC


    I think it goes without saying that not every1 want to surrender our privacy and give all our data to MS. Has any1 figured out how to "work the system" and allow for more than 4 days in the timeline?

    Thanks!
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  2. bro67's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #2

    Microsoft is not getting any private information. The only way to not give the overlords any info is to not use electronic devices or any form of payment.
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  3. pepanee's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #3

    I never use Timeline.

    I looked this up online: I pressed Windows Key + Tab (to open Timeline).

    Then scrolled all the way to the bottom, and I see a message that I need to sign in to see up to 30 days prior. Not sure if you tried that method.

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  4.    1 Week Ago #4

    pepanee said: View Post
    I never use Timeline.

    I looked this up online: I pressed Windows Key + Tab (to open Timeline).

    Then scrolled all the way to the bottom, and I see a message that I need to sign in to see up to 30 days prior. Not sure if you tried that method.

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    Yeah I saw it, its what I mean I dont want to "Sign in".
    bro67 said: View Post
    Microsoft is not getting any private information. The only way to not give the overlords any info is to not use electronic devices or any form of payment.
    Yeah, "sure", once you sign in, you signed in for ever. Not happening.


    The thing is, you can always sign in, but I havent yet seen a way to fully sign out from service+all partners. Its 1 way road.
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  5. pepanee's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #5

    To be quite honest, I remember the days when I used to trip out on security and wanting to keep all my private files.... well, Private!
    This was back in the Windows XP days, then I slowly started to just not care. Windows 10 has so many hidden "features" that causes it to share files/information over the internet, no matter how much you try to disable all these "security flaws" with 3rd party applications. We currently live in the era where all information is shared. But this information isn't shared publicly.

    Example: Suppose you have your bank account statements saved on your computer as pdf files or document files or whatever. You don't have to worry about this information being stolen by Microsoft. They are not going to do that.

    Yet if you have some very confidential data that you think is at a different level of security for you, I heard that you can run a Virtual Machine without having it connected to the internet. Or if you want the internet, yet don't want that information shared, then run a Virtual Machine with Windows XP (since this is such an ancient operating system that doesn't have those advanced features of sharing information) with a very good up-to-date Anti-virus program and Firewall (assuming those programs still support Windows XP). That's what I would think.

    But quite honestly in my opinion, within 10 years or 20 years or whatnot, everyone is going to pretty much going to have to get used to having any or even all information shared.
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6

    pepanee said: View Post
    To be quite honest, I remember the days when I used to trip out on security and wanting to keep all my private files.... well, Private!
    This was back in the Windows XP days, then I slowly started to just not care. Windows 10 has so many hidden "features" that causes it to share files/information over the internet, no matter how much you try to disable all these "security flaws" with 3rd party applications. We currently live in the era where all information is shared. But this information isn't shared publicly.

    Example: Suppose you have your bank account statements saved on your computer as pdf files or document files or whatever. You don't have to worry about this information being stolen by Microsoft. They are not going to do that.

    Yet if you have some very confidential data that you think is at a different level of security for you, I heard that you can run a Virtual Machine without having it connected to the internet. Or if you want the internet, yet don't want that information shared, then run a Virtual Machine with Windows XP (since this is such an ancient operating system that doesn't have those advanced features of sharing information) with a very good up-to-date Anti-virus program and Firewall (assuming those programs still support Windows XP). That's what I would think.

    But quite honestly in my opinion, within 10 years or 20 years or whatnot, everyone is going to pretty much going to have to get used to having any or even all information shared.
    Kinda yes, if they "access" your data without your permission. Then they cant use it anywhere, not in face of law or anything like that. So even if they have it, its "useless" to them mostly. However if you sign up, you agree to terms, which change every x months and theres nothing u can do about it but add agrement(since u cant remove the original one) then u stuck with them and they have "legal" access to ur data. So thats the difference. Not as much as them having it, but having it in a "legal" matter.

    So I'm more conserned with them having my permission, or even account, than just them having my data.
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  7. pepanee's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #7

    Good point.

    And yes, legal terms for things these days changes so rapidly and non-stop. It's difficult to avoid all these things all the time though. I wouldn't know a workaround for that thing. Maybe you can search online for a 3rd party program that has similar features like Timeline that doesn't need you to make any account to use it. I wouldn't know. Maybe somebody else has suggestions.
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