Originally Posted by afv011
I don't understand this "tin-foil hat" attitude. What's the deal with providing an email address (which doesn't even need to be real) and a name (that doesn't even need to be real) to just register a device?....
See my previous post. I was under the impression that you needed to provide payment method details in order to register, which is why I didn't want to do it.
As for it being a tinfoil attitude, maybe some of us just like to think that when we buy something it belongs to us and we don't have to allow the original vendor to "keep tabs on us" while we use it. For a slightly more practical justification, I refer you to the celebrated recent case where Amazon remotely wiped a woman's Kindle, without justification or explanation:
Sometimes a wee bit of tinfoil head-covering is a good thing!