Privacy: Keep MS out of your PC.

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    I use ShutUp10, which has a lot more than 21 settings.
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    Windows 11 Pro 22631.3155
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    You can use any or all of these snake oil products, they do not completely work. There is no expectation of privacy if you use any Windows Product. Telemetry exists in Firefox and even in Ubunto.
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    I lock my doors at night, no one from MS can enter without it being shot
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    Interesting Title ... (2019 Guide) - Fall Creators Update ... purports to be a 2019 issue but quotes the title of the fall 2017 upgrade - I wonder how much of the content is as sloppily put together?

    As I understand what telemetry is and what it is used for I basically ignore the paranoia, that surrounds this which is usual for an OS.

    Also my own experience suggests that this sort of "messing about" to remove the so called "Spying" lead to instabilities in the OS which come back to bite the user in the A$$, in the form of crashes and failed updates
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    If you don't want MS on your PC, don't use an MS product.
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    Josey Wales said:
    You can use any or all of these snake oil products, they do not completely work. There is no expectation of privacy if you use any Windows Product. Telemetry exists in Firefox and even in Ubunto.
    Yes, but in Ubuntu you are offered the option to opt-out immediately after installing.

    And, to my knowledge, there are no hidden settings or other telemetry sent without user input and the option to say no thanks.
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    Barman58 said:

    As I understand what telemetry is and what it is used for I basically ignore the paranoia, that surrounds this which is usual for an OS.

    Also my own experience suggests that this sort of "messing about" to remove the so called "Spying" lead to instabilities in the OS which come back to bite the user in the A$$, in the form of crashes and failed updates
    +1

    There are plenty of settings which a user can access easily that can limit the amount of data sent without the need for 3rd party apps that often cause more problems than they claim to resolve.
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    Rubi said:
    There are plenty of settings which a user can access easily that can limit the amount of data sent without the need for 3rd party apps that often cause more problems than they claim to resolve.
    Even disabling privacy settings without 3rd party apps causes serious issues. MS lets you to disable them, because they were forced to let users to do it, but do not expect any support, once something gets broken, expect very descriptive error messages, like: "Something went wrong." 10 was designed to work with those features in mind, they are interconnected, disabling one breaks another and so fort.
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    Windows 11 Pro 22631.3155
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    Every one of these Programs are what they use to call snake oil. Telemetry is what it is and in this age there is No expectancy of privacy on The Net!
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