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When you agree to windows TC, you are agreeing for them to turn on your microphone. Windows 10 has a keyboard program that records all your information, including emails, your financial information, your online Banking, letters you have wrote, your online shopping, all your web searches.
originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
There is no escape-until you become a luddite.
I don't know. How much data can four 25,000 square foot data halls hold if they are completely filled with data storage servers, and what are they going to put on them?
originally posted by: wmd_2008
Do you really think that every word spoken is recorded and kept from MILLIONS of users , or it simply it goes to a sever to work out whats being said to give them suggestions or complete tasks.
Four 25,000-square-foot facilities house rows and rows of servers...
Given the facility’s scale and the fact that a terabyte of data can now be stored on a flash drive the size of a man’s pinky, the potential amount of information that could be housed in Bluffdale is truly staggering. But so is the exponential growth in the amount of intelligence data being produced every day by the eavesdropping sensors of the NSA and other intelligence agencies. As a result of this “expanding array of theater airborne and other sensor networks,” as a 2007 Department of Defense report puts it, the Pentagon is attempting to expand its worldwide communications network, known as the Global Information Grid, to handle yottabytes (1000000000000000000000000 bytes) of data. (A yottabyte is a septillion bytes—so large that no one has yet coined a term for the next higher magnitude.)
And the people snooping in your computer, NSA can back up all your information and use it how they want too.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Informer1958
No. It doesn't.
On the contrary it does.
There are some who tend to believe pretty much anything they see on youtube if it confirms their world view. That is not the same as someone who believes nothing they see on youtube.
In any case, both are gross generalizations.
originally posted by: orionthehunter
I read it tracked and recorded whatever windows thought it wanted including possibly emails.
However I read you could opt out upon installing which Microsoft probably assumed most people would not go through all the trouble.
Maybe someone here can tell me if it works at stopping the snooping including not turning on the microphone.
Here's a link for how to opt out.
I correctly assumed Microsoft wasn't giving away Windows 10 just because they are nice people. They are going to collect personal data on everyone who doesn't opt out and sell that personal information. To get as many people as possible, they are giving away the new version. This makes sense to me as far as their profit incentive. I knew there had to be a catch when I heard it was free.
interesting. I am using windows 7 but never see any pop ups suggesting I upgrade. I wonder if I turned all that off?
originally posted by: proob4
Here is a cookie for you.
Ya know I said "some" people, not everyone.
originally posted by: Gothmog
I have had Windows 10 installed for a while now. Since I have been a computer "geek" for nearly 35 years now , I have completely delved into what it does and doesnt do. So far, one of the best OS Microsoft has created to date.And about the "spying" , I have found nothing , and I mean nothing , out of the ordinary nor anything that isnt there with any other OS.What IS there , you can google and find tweaks that will turn it off.
Amazing that some people actually believe anything they hear . Usually those are the type of people that are afraid of progress. Something new frightens them. Or they know little about the technology.
If the new features actually concern you , get a good Internet Security suite. Google Windows 10 and turning off "spying features" . Learn a little about PCs and OSes and how they operate together.
Just to sum it up , did you know that since around 2000 and the advent of ATX power supplies your computer can be remotely turned off and on through the power supply? Bet you didnt.Have you ever had this happen ? Bet you havent.
originally posted by: Realtruth
First issue was the hibernate/sleep not working at all anymore, so I had to hold the power button down to reboot, or restart after the laptop attempted sleep mode. Basically it was either full on or full off no in between.