Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Nov 2012 01:41 UTC
Windows "Despite the fact that I've been using Windows 8 for the past three weeks, I somehow managed to overlook a rather stark feature in the OS: ads. No, we're not talking about ads cluttering up the desktop or login screen (thankfully), but rather ads that can be found inside of some Modern UI apps that Windows ships with. That includes Finance, Weather, Travel, News and so forth. Is it a problem? Let's tackle this from a couple of different angles." Hadn't seen them either - I don't use those applications - but this is pretty despicable.
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privacy concern
by TechGeek on Sun 11th Nov 2012 04:04 UTC
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I think a more important question rather than price is privacy. How much info do these apps have access to? Browsers have safe guards to prevent access to the system by any web content (whether they actually work or not is another problem). But how much access do these apps have? And will they be able to collect information even when you aren't using them? (by having a piece that is always running in the background)

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