Click here to Skip to main content
15,506,757 members

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For discussing anything related to a software developer's life but is not for programming questions. Got a programming question?

The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.

 
GeneralRe: To The Guy At Microsoft Who.... Pin
dan!sh 23-Sep-15 20:44
professional dan!sh 23-Sep-15 20:44 
GeneralRe: To The Guy At Microsoft Who.... Pin
den2k8823-Sep-15 21:52
professionalden2k8823-Sep-15 21:52 
GeneralRe: To The Guy At Microsoft Who.... Pin
GoldfishBowl23-Sep-15 21:48
GoldfishBowl23-Sep-15 21:48 
GeneralRe: To The Guy At Microsoft Who.... Pin
Richard MacCutchan23-Sep-15 23:10
mveRichard MacCutchan23-Sep-15 23:10 
GeneralRe: To The Guy At Microsoft Who.... Pin
Corporal Agarn24-Sep-15 1:49
professionalCorporal Agarn24-Sep-15 1:49 
QuestionWhy is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Mike Marynowski23-Sep-15 10:12
professionalMike Marynowski23-Sep-15 10:12 
AnswerRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Jörgen Andersson23-Sep-15 10:19
professionalJörgen Andersson23-Sep-15 10:19 
AnswerRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? PinPopular
Ian Shlasko23-Sep-15 10:22
Ian Shlasko23-Sep-15 10:22 
Everything you said is perfectly valid and reasonable, as long as you assume that these big corporations are being completely honest.

The trouble is, what a corporation says and what it means are really two different things...

What they say: "We will only collect anonymous user statistics, and you will not be identifiable in any way"

What they mean: "We collect all of your data, and some guy downstairs is supposed to strip out all of your personal information. All of that stuff is cached and logged somewhere, but no one ever really looks at it. It's not secured or anything... We just all forgot about it. Oh, and we also save everything to a special archive in case the government wants to know the intimate details of your life, because, ya know, it's the law."
Proud to have finally moved to the A-Ark. Which one are you in?
Author of the Guardians Saga (Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels)

GeneralRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Mike Marynowski23-Sep-15 10:42
professionalMike Marynowski23-Sep-15 10:42 
GeneralRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Ian Shlasko23-Sep-15 11:16
Ian Shlasko23-Sep-15 11:16 
GeneralRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
PIEBALDconsult23-Sep-15 11:47
professionalPIEBALDconsult23-Sep-15 11:47 
AnswerRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Jeremy Falcon23-Sep-15 10:34
professionalJeremy Falcon23-Sep-15 10:34 
GeneralRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Mike Marynowski23-Sep-15 10:41
professionalMike Marynowski23-Sep-15 10:41 
GeneralRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Jeremy Falcon23-Sep-15 10:45
professionalJeremy Falcon23-Sep-15 10:45 
GeneralRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Jeremy Falcon23-Sep-15 10:47
professionalJeremy Falcon23-Sep-15 10:47 
AnswerRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Mladen Janković23-Sep-15 10:45
Mladen Janković23-Sep-15 10:45 
GeneralRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Mike Marynowski23-Sep-15 11:03
professionalMike Marynowski23-Sep-15 11:03 
GeneralRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Mladen Janković23-Sep-15 11:56
Mladen Janković23-Sep-15 11:56 
AnswerRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Maximilien23-Sep-15 11:03
Maximilien23-Sep-15 11:03 
AnswerRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Johnny J.23-Sep-15 11:05
professionalJohnny J.23-Sep-15 11:05 
GeneralRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Weylyn Cadwell23-Sep-15 11:53
Weylyn Cadwell23-Sep-15 11:53 
AnswerRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Eddy Vluggen23-Sep-15 11:43
professionalEddy Vluggen23-Sep-15 11:43 
GeneralRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Mike Marynowski24-Sep-15 6:11
professionalMike Marynowski24-Sep-15 6:11 
AnswerRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
PIEBALDconsult23-Sep-15 11:55
professionalPIEBALDconsult23-Sep-15 11:55 
GeneralRe: Why is Everyone So Scared of Anonymized Data Collection? Pin
Mike Marynowski23-Sep-15 12:10
professionalMike Marynowski23-Sep-15 12:10 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.


Straw Poll

How would you describe your current job?
Fighting dragons everyday or clicking the same boxes on the same forms, day after day?
  Results   1,018 votes