Here I am with a new Windows 8.1 'puter perusing the Windows Store for interesting apps to download. I can't help but to notice that each of them includes a warning which implies your computer might be scanned for private data ("this app has permission to use some features of your computer which might affect your privacy") and further that control of your computer ("your internet connection may be used") may be handed off to another. What is all this talk anyway? Are we to think that as a price for developing software which will be touted as being "free" we will be paying after all but in a different coin (data mining or droning)? Are these sorts of statements (lawyer talk for sure) explained anywhere? Does anyone know exactly why they are present? Does anyone on this forum agree that some level of concern would be appropriate here? Finally are we to just shrug off these really scary bits saying "oh well, it's just the way it is"? Opinions welcome.