Warning to Verizon customers: Your privacy is under attack!! Read the linked article or details. We have 2 Verizon cell phones. When I checked the settings documented, BOTH LINES HAD SPYING TURNED ON and we NEVER OPTED IN.
Geeky article that details how Ring doorbells and other gear uses 3rd party trackers as spyware. Once again, big tech is not your friend.
If you’re a Windows user, and I feel sorry for those trapped on Windows, you likely have heard that the upcoming Windows 10 is free and is loaded with Microsoft spyware and adware. Now it turns out that Microsoft is adding this spyware and adware into Win 7 and Win 8 via software updates, a processes called backporting. To make matters even worse, this spyware communicates with Microsoft’s servers through nonstandard channels within the OS, so the only currently known way to circumvent is with a customizable router firewall.
Shame on you, Apple!
Yosemite’s enhanced Spotlight search can spy on your searches unless you disable a few features in System Preferences and Safari preferences. Instructions in the link. Come on Apple, are you taking a bad behavior lesson from Google? Very disappointing!!