"Helpful", indeed. "Let us help ourselves to your data, your files, your browsing data, etc., etc."
"And while we're at it we'll use your webcam in reverse to see if you compute/surf the net in the nude"
And if you do, I can imagine you'll be targeted with ads for plastic surgery, diet pills, wrinkle creams and all sorts of other stuff... like penis enlargers for men, breast augmentation/reduction for women.
Yeah, well as far as I'm concerned, if I can't see my penis [belly] then neither is Microsoft. Yup, I'm putting tape over my webcam when I compute/surf the net in the nude.
I know, I shouldn't be making light of such a serious matter, but if I don't my extreme displeasure will have me effing and blinding and using expletives that could get me a rap over the knuckles... and I don't fechen want that to happen, do I.
What the hell has computing come to when websites publish articles on how to prevent your own effing computer from spying on you, because a huge effing corporation designs its software to be obsolescent and insecure so they can sell you something "new", ugly and intrusive...just to make more money from you?
Oh look at that, Doc's effing and blinding. And rightly so!
Apart from a few other choice words, contemptuous comes to mind when judging MS' treatment of its customers. It doesn't matter if the EULA makes mention of MS intentions, most people won't have a clue as to what's being done to them. I mean, who's going to read 30-something pages of a convoluted EULA? And even if they do, who is going to fully understand the implications... the consequences? For mine, MS deliberately wrapped it up in 30-something pages of gobbledygook to put people off reading it, not to be open or transparent.