Somewhere in the user agreement you never read there’s a statement that Microsoft actually owns the software, the App, on your machine. And they can monitor it. And what you do with it. This helps keep us safe from terrorists, mobsters, dope dealers, unicorns, and ourselves. And it’s not just Bill Gates doing it.
Anyway, Microsoft is ramping up the monitoring partly in response to some new laws. They are looking for sexual and violent content – for now – to ban. In the future, who knows what they will deem unacceptable. And, if they target your content, they can just shut you out. Again, this keeps us safe and such. Safe like cattle in the chute.
Picture by Rick London.