There are few people who have yet to access a site that offers illegal torrents, and the great majority of those who are frequent visitors turn to platforms such as Pirate Bay or Filelist. But there’s a whole other level of internet piracy, and it happens on private torrent groups.
If you have no idea what that is, it’s probably because of the tight policy of keeping the best TV rips and movies among the members-only club. It’s understandable that privacy would be a big deal for them, and some have gone as far as banning members from using Windows 10.
Starting last Thursday, iTS issued a ban accompanied by a message on why Windows 10 users will have their membership revoked. According to their concerns, Microsoft will not only knowingly collect your data, but also share it with third parties – among whom MarkMonitor is the most-feared.
MarkMonitor is only the largest anti-piracy company, and when you’re a pirating user of Windows 10, you’re most likely to get caught red-handed. With the obvious threat at hand, iTS has announced that members using the new OS will be automatically redirected to a video that explains in detail why they are a danger to the community.
Over-sharing information is, indeed, one of the main issues with Windows 10, which otherwise received great reviews all around. But having your Wi-Fi password sent to your contacts and all your typing recorded proves that Microsoft has become a little over-zealous.
But the Services agreement is the one over-step that users have become most concerned about. The Services is a document that details the use of Windows services like Cortana, Xbox Live or Skype.
When users read that “We may automatically check your version of the software and download software updates or configuration changes, […] playing counterfeit games,” they automatically thought about their illegal content stored on their hard drives, when the language in fact says that Windows is looking out for the original Xbox services.
But more importantly than the pirating users who felt targeted by the policy update, is the fact that there’s no evidence of what Microsoft is being accused of. But evidence – or lack thereof –won’t matter if everyone’s so concerned about Microsoft’s stealing habits to actually update to the new Windows.
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