NOTE: Not that I condone what Microsoft is doing, just a little hypocritical to think that big bad Microsoft is doing anything new in the industry, especially when the products you guys are talking about jumping ship to, have the same problems. This is nothing new
1. I don't use my smartphone for work. I have to use Windows for work, and some of this is dealing with confidential information.
2. I don't use my smartphone to write sensitive documents. I use my PC to write all kinds of documents, some of them sensitive and confidential.
3. I am not aware of my Android smartphone or tablet sending all my typing to the cloud. If this is so in Android I'd like to learn about it, same as if it's true for Windows. I wouldn't be comfortable with it.
It's just so ridiculously stupid and it's as if it's funny.
Nope. You're making assumptions based on nothing.
I have an issue with both (or any) companies doing it, as do many other people.
I don't even use Google search anymore, and I certainly don't want my Windows searches consulting Bing.
I would bet cash money that this is false. There is more than one type of person on HN. If you interpret the actions of multiple people as if they were a monolithic entity, of course they're going to seem contradictory.
to put it as simply as I can - wrong behavior is wrong, and it's good to not be OK with it. just because other assholes in the block are doing it too doesn't make it any more right.
do you see anything wrong with that statement?
And besides, these things tend to come in waves. I've read basically the same comment about Google ad Apple here: "Why is everyone picking on Google and giving MS a free pass? They've done much worse!" "Why is everyone hating on Apple? Android has most of the same problems too!"
No, if this is true it is massively different. This article claims that Microsoft is keylogging everything for keywords; this is not in the same universe as one app sending data for search results. Did you not rtfa?