Windows 10: Windows 10 - How-to Regain Your Privacy


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       28 Sep 2015 #1

    Windows 10 - How-to Regain Your Privacy


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  2.    28 Sep 2015 #2

    Interesting video, I wonder if he has one on how to regain your sanity?
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       28 Sep 2015 #3

    I saw one report when 10 was first out about the express and custom settings accusing MS of sharing your bandwidth to pass along Windows updates and other things. Subsequently a reputble source came out with this report. No, Microsoft is not spying on you with Windows 10 | ZDNet

    I generally don't subscribe to rumor mills however and would advise against rushing to make any registry changes just because someone in any YouTube video says you need to! Who will end up being the gullible fool and trashing their 10 install first?
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  4.    28 Sep 2015 #4

    Mystere said: View Post
    Interesting video, I wonder if he has one on how to regain your sanity?
    Agreed. Microsoft should have included a one-button toggle where users can make the features that impact privacy default to opt-in, not opt-out. And not make things that do have privacy implications (like Cortana) so integrated into the system where removing it is difficult.

    As it stands, those who do care about privacy and data collecting have to wade through privacy policies and settings in order to try and figure out what data is or isn't being data collected and how it impacts their right to privacy. And even after doing all that, they still can't be certain they've found all necessary settings. People have paid for Windows, they shouldn't have to be concerned about whether or not they can trust their Operating System.

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    I saw one report when 10 was first out about the express and custom settings accusing MS of sharing your bandwidth to pass along Windows updates and other things. Subsequently a reputble source came out with this report. No, Microsoft is not spying on you with Windows 10 | ZDNet
    Do you mean like the settings shown at 4:57 in the vid?:

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       28 Sep 2015 #5

    There was one blog on 10 that pointed to the Express an Custom settings you come to during the final set up stage when either seeing the upgrade or clean install take place. You can go back in of course at any time to make adjustments like turning all of them off on the first custom screen while leaving the four on the second screen on. The first allows for 3rd party as well as MS there!
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       29 Sep 2015 #6

    Night Hawk said: View Post
    I generally don't subscribe to rumor mills...
    Yet you are a member of a forum which in many cases has subjective experiences expressed in many topics. Rumors spring from both conjecture and subjective experiences. So be careful not to become a "rumor monger" when something is posted that fits neatly into your "belief system".

    You're not alone, many folks glean something that "feels good" from the Internet and stop their investigations right then and there.

    Best adage: "look at both sides of the coin before coming to a conclusion"
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       29 Sep 2015 #7

    I;ve been known to dig much deeper into things in order to get fact rather then fiction when the genuine information is there to be found! But there is quite a bit of tensions building for sure on how MS is has not only been seeing 10 downloaded to systems where someone had reserved their copy but reports of others who didn't finding 10 ready to install has many up is arms. They feel as if MS is forcing 10 onto people regardless if wanted or not.

    Now there's an area where MS will likely end up seeing a lot flack coming in their direction since one complaint ends up generating concerns by others who in turn pass those along. The problem of course is the new method by which MS plans to see upgrades come in the same manner as the usual Windows updates and not simply see something like the 10 app bring you to a page where you then have the option to select the correct edition for an upgrade but automatically have it ready to download if you have things set strictly for automatic and not the notify me but let me choose when or never options.
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