Windows 10: New Win10 install, need advice re:Privacy, Telemetry, Decrapify

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  1.    23 Mar 2018 #11

    Docjon said: View Post
    So, thanks for your info. I guess I'll continue with looking for current info on current builds and how to address the issue. Maybe I'll look at those programs again, like DoNotSpy10 and Antibeacon, and others.

    Not to be the Devil's advocate, but this is an uphill battle. It's more of a shutting the barn door, after the horses are out....

    Before you would install/apply "do not spy" type of program(s), the telemetry collection is done. And it's not just at the time you install Windows 10, the same take place if and when updates applied. Microsoft has no issues with re-enabling telemetry settings, after all, sometimes MS doesn't even respect opting out from updates settings.

    With that said... I still do it, among other things using O&O ShutUp 10, as dalchia mentioned. Be careful with this type of programs, it can break Windows functionality/feature and in addition, some of them are ads supported and also do telemetry....
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  2.    23 Mar 2018 #12

    EdTittel said: View Post
    I personally am a great believer in telemetry, having seen some remarkable demonstrations of its power earlier this month at the MVP Summit in Redmond. It helps MS do a better job of fixing and improving the OS, and it is absolutely essential in holding up the "good guys'" side of the cybersecurity war nowadays. That said, to mangle Evelyn Hall's phrase (often misattributed to Voltaire, including by yours truly in the first version of this post) perhaps beyond recognition, "I disagree with what the OP says, but I will defend to the death the OP's right to say it." But I must also observe that it's a good thing everybody doesn't turn telemetry off.

    I'd probably agree with you, if MS would be more forthcoming about the telemetry details and more importantly, it did not share the telemetry data with commercial third-party(s).

    Once the data is transferred to third-party, all bets are off. Yes, the telemetry data is de-identified (if there's such word) and the third-party signed a legal confidential binding agreement, but most of the times it doesn't amount to much. Just like in the recent Facebook case...
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