Windows 10: Changes to Microsoft Services Agreement

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  1.    28 Mar 2018 #10

    Ghost82 said: View Post
    And moreover... what if you don't agree with them? Stop using Windows?

    The short answer is yes...

    The code of conduct, that pretty much reads like criminal charges, also includes enforcement clause, quote:

    b. Enforcement. If you violate these Terms, we may stop providing Services to you or we may close your Microsoft account. We may also block delivery of a communication (like email, file sharing or instant message) to or from the Services in an effort to enforce these Terms or we may remove or refuse to publish Your Content for any reason. When investigating alleged violations of these Terms, Microsoft reserves the right to review Your Content in order to resolve the issue. However, we cannot monitor the entire Services and make no attempt to do so.

    What happens to people, who log on to their Windows with Microsoft account and it's closed? How about the local accounts? Windows 10 is offered as a "Service" and at first glance, even local accounts could be nuked by MS, if and when Microsoft finds the end user's activity offensive. I doubt that MS will go that far, but the proposed SA opens the door for that.

    Blocking communication "(like email, file sharing or instant message)" sort of implies real-time monitoring of these services.

    Quote from the link:

    vi. Don’t circumvent any restrictions on access to or availability of the Services.
    Telemetry is a service in Windows, don't touch...

    One more...

    vii. Don’t engage in activity that is harmful to you, the Services, or others (e.g., transmitting viruses, stalking, posting terrorist content, communicating hate speech, or advocating violence against others).

    So, no more "I hate the Orange Headed Monster"?

    Practically, all of the rules listed in the code of conduct breaking the law in one form or another. The question is, should a private, non-governmental entity enforce these laws as they please?
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  2.    28 Mar 2018 #11

    Cr00zng said: View Post
    Practically, all of the rules listed in the code of conduct breaking the law in one form or another. The question is, should a private, non-governmental entity enforce these laws as they please?
    It is just so that if someone does something on Skype or anything else Microsoft can say, "see look it's against the terms of our agreement! It's not our fault!"
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  3.    28 Mar 2018 #12

    I think Bleeping Computer has done fair coverage of this. Also recommend reading comment section after article.
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  4.    19 May 2018 #13

    any idea why i keep (every few days? week?) getting a notification in 1803 saying "we've updated our terms of use"?
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  5.    19 May 2018 #14

    I guess that explains all the "has preformed an illegal operation" error messages I'm getting.
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  6.    20 May 2018 #15

    weird thing is.. it keeps referencing to the changes dated back to may 1
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       21 May 2018 #16

    muymalestado said: View Post
    So. For the next ten years (two PC lifetimes) it'll be Android will it?
    Android is just as bad or worse, it's part of Google.
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