Windows 10: What is going on with Windows 10 and privacy????

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  1.    09 May 2018 #71

    CountMike said: View Post
    There are many degrees of trust, doesn't have to be 100%. Who can you trust nowadays ?
    Trust but verity
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  2.    09 May 2018 #72

    Nowadays, when even drivers install telemetry (looking at you nVidia) alongside of the driver, why is it surprising that MS doing the same? The information collected from various telemetry sources is valuable for ad companies, since they can target the intended audience with the ads, just to state the obvious...

    The Facebooks, Googles, etc., have been doing this for long, if anything, MS is late from the party. But boy, is it catching up in a hurry since Windows 10 released. The stock price history for the last three years for MS shows just how much Wall Street appreciates the growth:

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    Doubling the stock price in less than three years, without fully utilizing the collected data, is not too shabby. No wonder why most people rate MSFT stock as "buy":

    Microsoft introduced Bing in 2009. It was part of Steve Ballmer’s efforts to transform Microsoft from a software company to a services company. It was a money loser for years but finally turned a profit in Q1, 2016.
    As of January 2018, Bing holds an estimated 23% share of the US market thanks in large measure to building it into its Windows 10 devices and the company’s acquisition of LinkedIn. GOOG dominates with 63.4% with Oath (formerly Yahoo) at 11.9%. Worldwide search statistics are even more lopsided with GOOG owning about a 90% market share.
    Source

    It's just business, people, MS had to change; there was too much money left on the table that had been taken by others.

    PS: The reply is not intended for bashing MS. One can disable/remove most of the MS telemetry collection and that's more than the Facebooks, Googles, etc., allows you to do...
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  3.    10 May 2018 #73

    I used this privacy guide because it disables any privacy issues and it has also lightened up my laptop and allows it to run much smoother. I've had no problems whatsoever. (scroll down past the basic stuff)

    https://github.com/adolfintel/Windows10-Privacy
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       10 May 2018 #74

    JimmyQ said: View Post
    I used this privacy guide because it disables any privacy issues and it has also lightened up my laptop and allows it to run much smoother. I've had no problems whatsoever. (scroll down past the basic stuff)

    https://github.com/adolfintel/Windows10-Privacy
    Nice find! Will try this in a VM. :)
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       10 May 2018 #75

    JimmyQ said: View Post
    I used this privacy guide because it disables any privacy issues and it has also lightened up my laptop and allows it to run much smoother. I've had no problems whatsoever. (scroll down past the basic stuff)

    https://github.com/adolfintel/Windows10-Privacy
    The trouble is that MS drones will read that article, tip off MS and then MS will spend as much money as it takes, to make sure those adjustments can't be made in the next "upgrade".
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  6.    21 May 2018 #76

    Not really related to MS Telemetry but interesting reading material.

    You Can’t Opt Out Of Sharing Your Data, Even If You Didn’t Opt In

    A company can run along, not making a cent, but if it has a large user base and reams of private information about those users, then it’s valuable — and can be sold for millions. Companies that collect more data, keep that data, and use it to make connections between users are worth more.
    In fact, the privacy of the commons means that, in some cases, your data is collected in ways you cannot reasonably prevent, no matter how carefully you or anyone you know behaves.
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