The solution is ultimately to give the users a choice. At least this is what they are doing here to be fair and the warning could have been a lot worse. I am concerned however going forward the next step is for things like this to be on a default block with no warning, and then after that no choice at all -- the only apps you will be allowed to run are the ones that are approved, that is of course after your OS has dialed home and told the server exactly what you're trying to run. Windows 8 also plays this game too but to be fair they promise the data collected is totally anonymous and secondly they give you the chance to disable it or bypass the warnings, for the moment I believe them.
This is a big step backwards and very harmful to the computer community.
The saddest part of all is that the user base bring this on themselves, this is why I get so worked up about "misguided" individuals (such as Helen Goodman
who are effectively advocating a police state model of computer usage.
I'd happily go on about this for hours but that is it in a nutshell - I'm not knocking the fact that a lot of this has the very best intentions (to make computing more secure), but as usual this may come at the expense of, at the very least, your wallet, as more indie developers are pushed out and/or their costs forced up, and at worst, the loss of freedom on your computer.
Zen 8000 Pro
Edited by Pipexer (Wed 21-Nov-12 23:29:01)