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Microsoft Wants to Be Your Big Brother


It’s not science-fiction. It’s a real technology and it cannot be allowed to happen or privacy will vanish.

Today, I have a temperature of 99 degrees Fahrenheit, a headache, my blood pressure is 100 over 71, and my heart-heat is around 90 beats per minute. I have felt better. Now, if Microsoft’s plan goes the way it wants, my Windows computer will soon be reporting all of that, and more, to my boss.

This isn’t science fiction. This isn’t a remake of George Orwell’s “1984.” This is the future, according to a recently filed Microsoft patent. Let’s call the product that might come from this patent Windows You. It is, as you’ll see, an apt name.

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