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Spyware-Centric Microsoft Hopes to Corner or Round up GNU/Linux Users for More Surveillance, Domination Over Use

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Vista 10, Windows at 9:21 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“These procedures allegedly included helping the NSA to bypass encryption on the Outlook.com email client; providing the FBI and the NSA with easier access to SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage service, and helping the NSA to boost their capability threefold to intercept video calls made via Skype.”

Source: Edward Snowden claims Microsoft collaborated with NSA and FBI to allow access to user data

Summary: Microsoft’s unprecedented assault on privacy now targets rivals of Microsoft, not just people used by Microsoft

THERE is something worth noting amid all that Microsoft-manufactured hype about its NSA-centric spyware. There is this ‘article’ which looks like a Microsoft advertisement from UBM, encouraging GNU/Linux users to choose Microsoft as their host. How inane. As we pointed out yesterday, Microsoft wants to expand surveillance beyond Vista 10 (even to predecessors) and do the same to GNU/Linux by becoming a host of GNU/Linux instances. And let’s not put aside all the spyware Microsoft tries to put in Android (even if by patent extortion and/or entryism). It is definitely something to avoid by all means. Windows, in this age of many devices (‘smart’ phones, tablets, boards and “IoT” hype), is gradually slipping away to minority market share. Linux is becoming the dominant platform (kernel at least), not Windows. Looking at tuxmachines.org statistics, in the first week after Vista 10′s release Vista 10 share was at 0.0471%. A week later: 0.092%. Based on the past 2 days’ tuxmachines.org statistics, Vista 10 might finally break a barrier and reach 0.1% by week’s end! That’s hardly a success story, especially considering the lowered cost of Windows (Microsoft does this due to pressure from GNU/Linux).

“What we wrote a year ago about Vista 10 becoming a monstrous surveillance machine (despite Snowden’s revelations) turned out to be correct.”Microsoft gives ‘free’ spyware (Vista 10) to Raspberry Pi 2, after Raspberry Pi was targeted by Microsoft along with other such projects that typically choose GNU/Linux and BSD. Microsoft already eavesdrops (audio/video) on many GNU/Linux users through Skype, but it wants more. The abusive monopoly is hungry for personal, sensitive details. In this age of rising snitchocracy, intercepted secrets are an asset. Ask GCHQ why it intercepted videos (which is still retains) of millions of people, including over 100,000 people masturbating in front of their webcam (codename “Optic Nerve”).

Judging by this new post titled “Windows 10 phones home when you search your start menu, even with Bing disabled”, Vista 10 is malicious spyware even if you disable everything that is associated with spying. What we wrote a year ago about Vista 10 becoming a monstrous surveillance machine (despite Snowden’s revelations) turned out to be correct. Many businesses, as it increasingly becomes more evident (and provable), would blatantly violate agreements with customers if they stay with Microsoft.

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