Windows 10: No Privacy

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  1.    21 Aug 2015 #1

    No Privacy


    When you use Windows 10 your privacy goes out the Window. They can access your personal data and even your email. Why would anyone put Windows 10 on their computer when Microsoft can access what is on your computer. This sounds illegal to me. Can someone shed some light on this. I'm just trying to learn about this. I'm going to buy Windows 10 for $119 and do a dual boot because I don't want to lose my Windows 7. Take a year and just study and learn Windows 10 before I change over with no email or personal data. Again I'm just trying to lean about this.

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  2. Posts : 6
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       22 Aug 2015 #2

    There's plenty of information on the internet:

    https://www.petri.com/windows-10-pri...eption-matters

    http://www.theguardian.com/technolog...blems-worry-me

    Don't believe all those exaggerated Windows 10 "privacy issues" that are described on so many websites. Most of it is just nonsense
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  3.    22 Aug 2015 #3

    Win 10 Privacy Issues - Windows 10 Forums

    Why there are so many similar topics? What scared so many people about privacy?
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  4.    22 Aug 2015 #4

    lostsoul65 said: View Post
    When you use Windows 10 your privacy goes out the Window. They can access your personal data and even your email. Why would anyone put Windows 10 on their computer when Microsoft can access what is on your computer. This sounds illegal to me. Can someone shed some light on this. I'm just trying to learn about this. I'm going to buy Windows 10 for $119 and do a dual boot because I don't want to lose my Windows 7. Take a year and just study and learn Windows 10 before I change over with no email or personal data. Again I'm just trying to lean about this.
    I'm afraid you signed your privacy off long time ago (depending on your age). Once you applied for an ID, drivers license, started kindergarten, got your first shots, walked down the street filled up with security cameras, went to internet.... and practically everything you do unless living in cave or middle of desert and hiding from satellites.
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  5.    22 Aug 2015 #5

    Williams said: View Post
    Win 10 Privacy Issues - Windows 10 Forums

    Why there are so many similar topics? What scared so many people about privacy?
    Can you post your home address and when you're going to be naked? C'mon, it's only privacy.

    Where does it end?
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       22 Aug 2015 #6

    If you want privacy give up Windows totally and start using Tails Linux on an USB thumbdrive: https://tails.boum.org/

    Tails is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:
    • use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship;
      all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;
    • leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;
    • use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.
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  7.    22 Aug 2015 #7

    Not sure why Windows 10 is getting the blame for MS being able to access you emails

    could say the same about any email provider, going back however many years

    best to cancel your email altogether, especially if its IMAP as your mail is all stored on a server for the provider to read
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  8.    22 Aug 2015 #8

    I understand what all of you said and I know your right. I just don't want someone reading my email. I also have about a million words on my Diary and other things I don't want everyone reading. Which brings me to another question. I wanted to put some personal information on drive one use to be called sky drive and I wonder how safe that is or how I can make it safe. I would like some of my info off site?
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  9. Posts : 14,928
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       22 Aug 2015 #9

    lostsoul65 said: View Post
    I understand what all of you said and I know your right. I just don't want someone reading my email. I also have about a million words on my Diary and other things I don't want everyone reading. Which brings me to another question. I wanted to put some personal information on drive one use to be called sky drive and I wonder how safe that is or how I can make it safe. I would like some of my info off site?
    If you think that your house could burn down, be hit by a meteor, or burgled, having data "off site" is always good.

    Incidently, none of the large cloud companies, have a human being literally reading your private information, they might have software algorithms, that look at incoming stuff for specific words that might be used to filter, help with user experience(like "personal assistants"--example " Hey Cortana, get me the Email from mom, about her vacation in Hawaii") but nobody reads your stuff.
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  10. Posts : 13,319
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       22 Aug 2015 #10

    Yepperz, it's pretty much a near impossible thing to do when it comes to staying private on the net. There are lots & lots of programs that want to know all about you & your habits. There has been an app released that claims to help cut down on some of the info that's passed on to MS.

    Want Windows 10 to stop tracking you? Now there's an app for that | ZDNet
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