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Consumers get (eventually) what they want

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Consumers get (eventually) what they want

Postby Mick » 12 Apr 2012, 11:20

For years using IE, not being able to easily clear your browsing history was an issue, as soon as Firefox had private browsing, within weeks all browsers had the feature, why so long? It was an obvious and frequently demanded feature, then iPhone released initially without the ability to tether, for me, if the speed is fast enough this is the single biggest reason to buy a smart phone so I can get rid of my home modem, so eventually as Android allows tethering all smart phones followed and lets not get started on all the propriety formats of files and DVDs that restrict honest peoples ability to use their won content they legally purchase.

Now this. This Internet provider pledges to put your privacy first. Always. What a novel idea, providing privacy for your customers, lets hope others follow his lead. :thumbsup:
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Re: Consumers get (eventually) what they want

Postby headhonchoII » 12 Apr 2012, 11:26

Yep, I think there is lots of money to be made in giving people back their privacy. Or at least an option to do so.
Certain governments are working actively against that though. Watch out, they are spying on YOU.

Look at this Wired article
- http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/0 ... nter/all/1
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Re: Consumers get (eventually) what they want

Postby Jaboney » 12 Apr 2012, 11:32

Great. :thumbsup:

Hope he makes it.
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Re: Consumers get (eventually) what they want

Postby Indiana » 12 Apr 2012, 11:48

Awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Consumers get (eventually) what they want

Postby Chris » 12 Apr 2012, 13:24

Should have always been first concern. Doesn't anyone read Orwell anymore and treat his works as a warning, rather than model to emulate?
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Re: Consumers get (eventually) what they want

Postby jdsmith » 12 Apr 2012, 14:11

Mick wrote:For years using IE, not being able to easily clear your browsing history was an issue, as soon as Firefox had private browsing, within weeks all browsers had the feature, why so long? It was an obvious and frequently demanded feature, then iPhone released initially without the ability to tether, for me, if the speed is fast enough this is the single biggest reason to buy a smart phone so I can get rid of my home modem, so eventually as Android allows tethering all smart phones followed and lets not get started on all the propriety formats of files and DVDs that restrict honest peoples ability to use their won content they legally purchase.

Now this. This Internet provider pledges to put your privacy first. Always. What a novel idea, providing privacy for your customers, lets hope others follow his lead. :thumbsup:

I just found the private browsing thing. What exactly is it now?
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Re: Consumers get (eventually) what they want

Postby Mick » 12 Apr 2012, 15:20

jdsmith wrote:I just found the private browsing thing. What exactly is it now?


Whats the private browsing or what this guy does, not sure which you mean. The private browsing doesn't keep a history on your computer, great if you are looking for a gift for the wife and she checks what sites you have visiting. and that way the surprise won't be spoiled.

What this guy is doing, is addressing (or trying to) is what a lot of people are getting pissed off about, which new law after new law, always brought in as something targeting terrorists, or catching pedophiles and only ever to be used in special circumstances, which the minute are enacted, always prove to be incredibly wide in scope and abused by those who have power.

This is one law they are talking about in the UK UK Government Proposes Law Monitoring Every Email, Phone Call, and Text Message , seriously UK, what the hell.

Anyway, I think consumers are asking for a bit more privacy than government wants, and they will respond with methods to adapt. Customs agents get laws passed that allow them to snoop through your computer or hard disks, consumers will start encrypting the data. Police get powers to snoop through the contents that your ISP has on your online postings, well, the big guys like AT&T seem to have been happy to bend over backwards to hand over whatever is requested, but hopefully, guys like the one in the article will respond by encrypting your data and not just handing over everything.
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