Is MS spying on us in Windows 10

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  1. Posts : 330
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #11

    I know that Skype and other applications are there and I admit that I don't know much about how they are instructed to work. We click on them and use them. It's just that this is the first time it ever happened to me. This pic was never taken by anyone here. That's the part that bugs me and no trace of it ever being on this computer.
    Thank you all for the replies.

    cheers
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  2. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #12

    This has been going on since the 1960's. This I can verify as fact as I am a former employee of one of those 3 Alphabet Agency's. After 9.11.2011 some of this was necessary and still is.
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  3. Posts : 139
    Tried 10 Returned to 8.1
       #13

    The default settings in W-10 allow all Apps to access your camera if one is present. The user can change that in Privacy Settings.
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  4. Posts : 105
    windows 10 pro
       #14

    Its Google that I find more intrusive
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  5. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #15

    gator2013 said:
    The default settings in W-10 allow all Apps to access your camera if one is present. The user can change that in Privacy Settings.
    I have most of those turned off.
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  6. Posts : 105
    windows 10 pro
       #16

    On a similar topic , what is best in win 10 , a Microsoft account or local account . I currently use a MS account to sign in , if I switch to a local account what differences will I see .

    Thanks
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  7. Nus
    Posts : 242
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       #17

    Here's a good one: 'Intel Inside' -- an inside joke referring to the intelligence services having hard-wired back doors in Intel chips since the beginning...



    tamo said:
    On a similar topic , what is best in win 10 , a Microsoft account or local account . I currently use a MS account to sign in , if I switch to a local account what differences will I see .

    Thanks
    No syncing, no giving out your wifi password to random contacts, no Your Family, more privacy, account name of your choice, etc.
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  8. Posts : 1,557
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #18

    Gary said:
    MS may not be spying on you but they have that ability, they did in 7 as well. The NSA did not help with the development of 7 for fun...
    @Gary

    I would like the source for windows 7. I never see anything in the windows 7 sp1 eula that says they can do it. In the 10 eula it does. A lot of people are not using windows 10 because of this statement below. If Microsoft been doing this anyway with 7 sp1 & 8.1, people might as well upgrade to windows 10 or move to mac or Linux system.


    Finally, we will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to:1.comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies; 2.protect our customers, for example to prevent spam or attempts to defraud users of the services, or to help prevent the loss of life or serious injury of anyone; 3.operate and maintain the security of our services, including to prevent or stop an attack on our computer systems or networks; or 4.protect the rights or property of Microsoft, including enforcing the terms governing the use of the services – however, if we receive information indicating that someone is using our services to traffic in stolen intellectual or physical property of Microsoft, we will not inspect a customer’s private content ourselves, but we may refer the matter to law enforcement.
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  9. Posts : 550
    10 pro 64
       #19

    tamo said:
    On a similar topic , what is best in win 10 , a Microsoft account or local account . I currently use a MS account to sign in , if I switch to a local account what differences will I see .

    Thanks
    MS account is used for buying at the Microsoft store / Apps . Local I believe you can't
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  10. Posts : 1,557
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #20

    What confusing to me if Google shares data with others why does google use SSL when you do a search?
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