Windows 10: Privacy and Windows 10

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  1.    06 Dec 2015 #71
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  2.    06 Dec 2015 #72

    We already have those on this site who will say that the article is a lie, that Microsoft is really. . .. . .oh wait. . .
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       06 Dec 2015 #73

    Kari said: View Post
    Are you serious? Really?

    I have news for you: you are not important enough for Microsoft to spy on you. Get serious, throw your tinfoil hat away and enjoy Windows. If not, change your operating system. It's just that simple.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       06 Dec 2015 #74

    He may not be, but I might!

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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       06 Dec 2015 #75

    I am not to worried about the Privacy issue, I am still cautious. Otherwise, I would be using windows 10-32 bit more than I would windows 7 64 bit. I also use Linux as well. I am ok with Microsoft keeping certain things. I am not ok with them saving password or credit card info that is not related to a Microsoft account or an app purchase.


    The one thing that bugs me, if you don't change a setting you will use more isp bandwidth.
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  6. Posts : 558
    Windows 10
       06 Dec 2015 #76

    Kari said: View Post
    Are you serious? Really?

    I have news for you: you are not important enough for Microsoft to spy on you. Get serious, throw your tinfoil hat away and enjoy Windows. If not, change your operating system. It's just that simple.

    Everybody knows by now or should know that MS is clearly collecting a lot more info about users with the new OS than in the past , there is no denying that .

    Whether it bothers an individual enough to effect their choice for an OS is another matter entirely , but it should not be denied that it is a part of the new OS's philosophy on providing a better computing experience.
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       06 Dec 2015 #77

    fredc said: View Post
    Everybody knows by now or should know that MS is clearly collecting a lot more info about users with the new OS than in the past , there is no denying that .

    Whether it bothers an individual enough to effect their choice for an OS is another matter entirely , but it should not be denied that it is a part of the new OS's philosophy on providing a better computing experience.
    Every single search engine does that too, even when you think you're anonymously surfing, the have your PC make, some of the parts, your ISP. I wouldn't worry about the metadata Microsoft collects, the search engines and 3rd party sites sell your information.

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    Did you know that all websites that you visit can find out which fonts you have installed?

    It's also possible to find out if you have a range of programs installed. These include Adobe Reader, OpenOffice.org, Google Chrome and Microsoft Silverlight. Perhaps even which sites you have visited lately can be detected!

    When you surf around the internet your browser leaves behind a trail of digital footprints. Websites can use these footprints to check your system.

    BrowserSpy.dk is a service where you can check just what information it's possible to gather from your system, just by visiting a website.


    BrowserSpy.dk shows you just how much information can be retrieved from your browser just by visiting a page.

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       06 Dec 2015 #78

    Cliff S,

    What you listed in the previous post, number 77. I wouldn't call all those listed a privacy issue, maybe a few of 3rd party programs that the browsers support might have privacy issues. Aside from the 3 party programs, you need most of those browser internal controls or you wouldn't have a browser.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       06 Dec 2015 #79

    groze said: View Post
    Cliff S,

    What you listed in the previous post, number 77. I wouldn't call all those listed a privacy issue, maybe a few of 3rd party programs that the browsers support might have privacy issues. Aside from the 3 party programs, you need most of those browser internal controls or you wouldn't have a browser.
    I was just saying that the search engines and sites you visit also collect a mountain of info on you that can include prior visited sites and ads you clicked and the such, but the opposite of Microsoft, they make profit with that info. If you click the 1st link and don't use something like CyberGhost 5 and turn your precious add-ons off, they know where you just were in the internet and approximately where you physically are.
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    Windows 10
       06 Dec 2015 #80

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Every single search engine does that too, even when you think you're anonymously surfing, the have your PC make, some of the parts, your ISP. I wouldn't worry about the metadata Microsoft collects, the search engines and 3rd party sites sell your information.

    Try WhatsMyIP.org | More Info About You

    browserspy.dk


    Theres no need to come up with other things/ companies who are also guilty of it .
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