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  1.    21 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Win 7 Pro

    Win 10 Privacy Issues


    I recently received an email stating that Win 10 Privacy Statement essentially gives permission to MS to log any/all information obtained from a user and do anything with it including selling the info. This apparently includes email, browser views etc.

    I did not believe it until I checked, it is true. Is anyone else concerned?
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  2.    21 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Greece/Athens
    Posts : 108
    windows 8.1

    Who is the sender of the email?
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  3.    21 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 10
    Win 7 Pro
    Thread Starter

    The sender of the email is a Private Banking Newsletter that I have subscribed to for several years. I did not believe it but I did check, not everything but enough to be concerned. I also have Linux but I use QuickBooks and that will not run on Linux. This has caused me to question whether Win 10 is worth it.
    ]Who is the sender of the email?[/QUOTE]
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  4.    21 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 86
    Windows 10 Pro

    Sounds like a phishing scare email to me.
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  5.    21 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 139
    Tried 10 Returned to 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by davew View Post
    I recently received an email stating that Win 10 Privacy Statement essentially gives permission to MS to log any/all information obtained from a user and do anything with it including selling the info. This apparently includes email, browser views etc.

    I did not believe it until I checked, it is true. Is anyone else concerned?
    I think everyone should be concerned, to a point, concerned NOT paranoid ( not implying you are). Privacy concerns with W-10 are all over the news, just google "Windows 10 Privacy" read and learn as much as you can and then decide how much concern you should have.

    Everyone is gathering your personal date, your bank, your credit cards, your electric company, the city/county you live in and all governments. Obviously MS has access to a lot more than most others. The problem is the thieves buy bits & pieces of this information legitimately or black-market and can over time assemble quite a profile on just about anyone and the longer you have been around the bigger that picture will be.
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  6.    21 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Greece/Athens
    Posts : 108
    windows 8.1

    I worry about my privacy as I do for any other service/product/software. I am not paranoid. Just ignore the message you received and enjoy windows 10.
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  7.    21 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    windows 10

    Funny you should mention this..... an hour or so I posted something similar.

    summary: After 10 wouldn't work on my laptop, I did a clean reinstall of 8.1, updates etc etc , cleaned out all superfluous files and then ensured that Synchronization in settings was switched off..

    Today, I logged on using my Mobile Broadband and noticed that Windows Log Files (within 3 minutes) had accumulated 360 MB of data from my keystrokes and Websites visited.! Had this uploaded to Microsoft then all the remaining Data Allowance would have been used up and leaving me without the ability to use my laptop until I bought further Data allowances.

    This never was a feature of Windows 8.1, but it seems as it is either a 'Glitch' left over from having installed 10, and then reverted back to 8.1...or Microsoft are now gathering information on 8.1 users as well as 10.

    When I posted this observation earlier....my Windows log files increased by 0.6mb!

    If Microsoft are now going to use Keyloggers on 10 and 8.1, it is going to make the cost of Mobile Internet too expensive to use, let alone concerns about privacy.

    Try using CCleaner 5 minutes apart (analyze) and see how much data Microsoft is recording....it will shock you!
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  8.    21 Aug 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
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    10.4 Home 1709 x64

    There are various tools, which help to easy Windows "customer experience features".
    Since you mention logging, you might want to to disable this one, which collects the most:

    reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener" /v "Start" /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

    Quote Originally Posted by willington View Post
    and then ensured that Synchronization in settings was switched off..
    Check again, it tends to enable itself. You have to use other methods to disable sync.
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  9.    21 Aug 2015 #9
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 119
    Windows 7 (reverted back)

    Microsoft introduced Windows 10 for free with just one reason.
    They need to close the gap in data collection with Apple and Google
    They found the perfect way..... give the customer a free "upgrade" and make sure that the standard settings are that as much data as possible is forwarded to Microsoft.

    If you monitor the settings carefully.... a lot of information is shared and forwarded to Microsoft.
    You can change nearly all of those settings and don't use things like One Drive or Auto Update.

    Each time you visit a web page, with you IPhone, your Linux computer, your Android tablet, information is logged
    Cookies are placed on your system and read to provide you with "the best browsing experience" which means as much as: "you get advertisement that is directed at your age group and relates to searches you have done recently.

    This is not avoidable
    We want everything for free.... Like a free "Upgrade" to Windows 10
    But anyone with half a brain knows that there is no FREE RIDE in life.
    Windows 10 for free, comes with a price that in my opinion is a lack of protection of us as individuals.
    But we all want the newest development and preferably not to pay directly for it.......
    So we all will pay in a less direct way.

    Only when you change a LOT of settings in Windows 10.
    Your privacy will be compromised. The question might be..... Do I really care????
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  10.    21 Aug 2015 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 8.1 pro upgraded to Windows 10 pro

    the easiest way to stop the uploading of your habits is to create a local account user and just use that... this way you wont be logged into Microsoft.. onedrive wont work and Cortana wont work and the store and other apps that require your Microsoft account wont work but at least your privacy wont be a concern then
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