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Wow, Microsoft employee shows no empathy for privacy concerns and quips back with this ringer:

“You're being surveilled. Linux isn't going to save you.”

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

This kind of privacy defeatism coming directly from big tech really bothers me.

As if it were impossible to construct the universe any other way than with total surveillance.

@cuchaz Okay, but they're right(ish) though. A Linux desktop which gives non-nerds what they want from windows is barely distinguishable from a really janky version of windows.

The ish part being, of course, that a proper security minded nerd *can* avoid these surveillance without much effort. So yes, Linux *will* save you, provided you don't cripple it.

@saramg You nailed it! :blobcatfingerguns:

That’s the crucial distinction. Linux gives users a real choice about surveillance.

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