Then you should also consider to stop using any computer. Windows sends user info to MS. Including any program u use, what you do with Word, Powerpoint, Excel etc etc.. Windows Live is not just made to make life more easier. It's made as a cloud to collect all your user info at the same time. MSN, mail, Windows Live games, some kind of photo explorer, editor whatever Windows Live contains. And Xfire uses your data to send to MTV Channel, since MTV is the owner of Xfire. On the internet you have analistic bots like everywhere. Every link you click is being counted. And don't even mind Google. They don't know privacy since they save every single of your moves on the web. S what adverts you click (since most of the adverts are powered by Google), what sites you like to visit and who knows what they collect. Like now. Google will find this page and will find this new post and will count that I've used the word 'Google' a 'X' amount of time on site 'X' hosted in country 'Y' by user 'X' from country 'Y'. They all collect strictly private info. The first thing they ask you if you have installed a officejet or screen or whatever is: Can we (pleaaase) collect info to "improve our products". And Whatpulse can do it. And Wakoopa can do it. And Twitter can do it. And Facebook can do it. Ofcourse it's everybody's choice to participate or not. But it's kinda weird to not thrust a particular program that is there already for ages doing the same thing, while everything else does somewhat the same.