Windows 10: Privacy Questions

  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    Privacy Questions


    With all of the stuff about the new data collection and whatnot, I had a couple questions. After reading through the things on Windows 10? Here are privacy issues you should consider especially.

    1. How in depth is it? Would they be able to see all the websites you visit?

    2. I use the Tor Browser usually, along with a VPN and proxy, simply because I like my privacy when I'm online, even just looking at pictures of cats. Are these things at risk of having data collected on them?

    Call me paranoid if you'd like, I just like my privacy and want to keep it that way. Windows 10 itself sounds great, but I want to know more before I go ahead and download the update for it. If anything, I may just end up doing a dual boot system since I still have my Windows 7 disc and could just install that on another partition instead of making it my only OS if the privacy is really as bad as people are saying, since I do still want to check it out and play around with it.
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2

    Here is Microsoft Privacy Statement

    Data We Collect

    Microsoft collects many kinds of information in a variety of ways to operate effectively and provide you the best products, services and experiences. We may combine this data with information that is linked to your user ID, such as information associated with your Microsoft account.
    When you acquire, install and use the Program software and services, Microsoft collects information about your use of the software and services as well as about the devices and networks on which they operate. Examples of data we may collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; location, browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; voice, text and writing input; and application usage. For example, when you:

    • install or use Program software and services, we may collect information about your device and applications and use it for purposes such as determining or improving compatibility (e.g., to help devices and apps work together),
    • when you use voice input features like speech-to-text, we may collect voice information and use it for purposes such as improving speech processing (e.g., to help the service better translate speech into text),
    • when you open a file, we may collect information about the file, the application used to open the file, and how long it takes to use it for purposes such as improving performance (e.g., to help retrieve documents more quickly), or
    • when you input text, handwrite notes, or ink comments, we may collect samples of your input to improve these input features, (e.g., to help improve the accuracy of autocomplete and spellcheck).




    The Program software and services may contain internet-enabled features and social functionality. When these features are used, they transmit certain standard computer information ("Standard Computer Data") to Microsoft. Standard Computer Data may include information about your computing environment such as IP address, network status, operating conditions and information about devices and software used with the Program software and services.
    The Program software and services contain internet-enabled features that transmit performance or usage information to Microsoft (“Experience Data”). Experience Data may include information about performance and reliability, such as how quickly the software and services respond when you click a button or how many problems you experience with a given software or service. Experience Data may also include information about your use of software and services, such as the features used most often or how frequently you launch programs. Experience Data may be collected through the use of cookies or similar technologies; learn more below.

    Microsoft automatically collects data from the devices you use with the Program software and services. This may include information about all aspects of the Program software and services, such as device performance, user interface interactions, and feature and application usage, including third party applications.
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    • when you input text, handwrite notes, or ink comments, we may collect samples of your input to improve these input features, (e.g., to help improve the accuracy of autocomplete and spellcheck).


    That sounds like keylogging to me.
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  4. Posts : 29
    Microsoft Windows 7/10
       30 Jul 2015 #4

    Here are a few more links if you're interested about all the privacy concerns and what not

    http://www.ghacks.net/2015/07/30/win...0-and-privacy/

    http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07/29/wind-nos/
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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #5

    cmb11792 said: View Post
    • when you input text, handwrite notes, or ink comments, we may collect samples of your input to improve these input features, (e.g., to help improve the accuracy of autocomplete and spellcheck).


    That sounds like keylogging to me.
    I think that is Cortana or edge when offering suggestions as you type, not every input field around (like passwords for example), that you can disable.
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  6.    30 Jul 2015 #6

    derek10 said: View Post
    I think that is Cortana or edge when offering suggestions as you type, not every input field around (like passwords for example), that you can disable.

    If I not wrong I used to read somewhere they also collect credit card number in store page too
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  7. Posts : 1,546
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       30 Jul 2015 #7

    The concerns I have if they are recording credit card number or log-in passwords for websites or medical information that I can access online or keeping history of sites you visit using another browser. I have most of the privacy settings disabled including Cortana and even wifi sense is disabled. Cortana didn't work when I was using the preview build. I still may test Cortana later.
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