Well, Juno user here, and so far they haven’t asked ME to download or upload anything, or to leave my computer turned on all the time. Maybe it’s only going to be real-life applicable to corporate users, not Mom in the dining room reading her e-mail.
And anyway, I don’t see what I can do about it, other than cancel Juno. Which I don’t wanna do, 'cause it’s a lot cheaper and no suckier than AOL.
It looks to me like they can’t upload or download anything unless my computer is turned on. I don’t really mind the idea of them using part of my CPU to do whatever it is they wanna do. Evidently it’s something that’s going to help them keep afloat, pay their bills, and I’m all for that. I don’t really want to have to go to MSN or AOL.
The only thing that would really bug me would be the part about leaving the computer turned on all the time, so they can do their data retrieval thingie whenever they feel like it, and if it did come down to that, then yeah, that would feel like an invasion of privacy, and I would probably cancel Juno.
And I predict that it won’t last long, anyway–I think they’ll get a lot of cancellations and they’ll have to drop it.