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Beware of geeks bearing gifts
Although free, Windows 10 comes packed with some concerning new ‘features’.
As Windows 10 is launched and downloaded across the globe by early adopters eager to experience the new operating system, a word of caution is needed.
Microsoft, who are no stranger to privacy issues, have installed some worrying new features as default on Windows 10.
You may recall that in 2013 it was revealed that Microsoft worked closely with the National Security Agency (NSA) to allow them to access encrypted messages in Outlook and Hotmail.
Cortana is a sexy spy in the machine
Data syncing by default
Whatever happens, Microsoft knows what you’re doing…
Advertisers will know exactly who you are - Windows 10 generates a unique advertising ID for each user on each device. That can be used by developers and ad networks to profile you. Again, you can turn this off in settings,
Your encryption key is backed up to OneDrive
We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to protect our customers or enforce the terms governing the use of the services.
originally posted by: interupt42
a reply to: newsaddict
The problem with the article is that it makes it sound that if you don't get windows 10 than you will have privacy. Which is bogus, that information can already be had by other measures regardless what operating system you utilize.
The bottom line is if its electronic and connected you likely don't have any privacy.
Yes, you can Tor, vpn, encrypt, and take other measures but at the end of the day: he who owns the infrastructure and can legally force people to turn data over to them in secret already has your data.
originally posted by: Bicent76
a reply to: newsaddict
I do not have anything to hide...
I am upgrading to windows 10, when I goto bed...
Most people that are paranoid usually are doing something wrong...
I don't agree with invasion of my privacy but if it is happening it is nice to know I am not doing anything wrong..