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Katherine Albrecht: Windows 10 Is Full Blown Electronic Tyranny

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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 01:45 PM

originally posted by: lovebeck
And, how is this even legal? Is it because they are in bed w/the security agencies??

It's legal because it's mostly on some people's imagination.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 01:55 PM
look, this is real not divulge private personal information, online, and on any the web, look at goofy video crap, send and receive innocuous e-mails, replies, tweets, anything THAT DOES NOT contain personal, private information....learn to communicate important information through another avenue...yes, it's inconvenient, but that's the price you have to pay.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 01:59 PM

originally posted by: hellobruce

originally posted by: Informer1958
a reply to: hellobruce

It does? Of course you can show us all exactly where it states that? Exactly what section that is in? Unless......

Once you agree to their TC they can do what they please.

Once again, where exactly does it state "you are agreeing for them to turn on your microphone."

Where exactly does it state "they can do what they please?"

Did you watch the video?

Oh, you are one of those "I saw it on youtube so it must be true!"

there are thousands of apps that do this. you agree to install them , you agree to allow them acces to your mic, cam etc but it was not clearly said but it is there in a eula and the apps do give themselves acces to mic's and cams.

I dont see why this is so hard to believe in a OS. A app is just a piece of software. Windows 10 is just a piece of software and both are installed nd used on end-users hardware.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:06 PM

originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: Trachel

Just curious, what is the greater cause?

Freeing ourselves from the oppressive bondage of an unnecessary surveillance state, and restoring our innate right to privacy as human beings.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:06 PM
To be perfectly honest with you guys, it seems that EVERY new version of windows comes more bloated, with more privacy intrusions than the last.

I don't necessarily BLAME microsoft. They are doing what ANY mega-corporation would do in their position....and as the technology keeps expanding and growing, microsoft just keeps implementing the newest stuff, including the stuff that tracks you.

Our whole SOCIETY is moving in the direction of NO PRIVACY. It is only a matter of time before EVERYTHING we do, say, and think will be recorded and made available to everyone else on the planet.

In fact, I can almost guarantee to you that the next new "facebook", within 5 to 10 years, won't just have a profile for each user....but each user will have their own virtual 3D residence. For instance, I click on my buddy "John Doe's" profile, and instead of a simple page popping up, I get to his virtual "residence", which is basically like his on-line home. If he accepts my request (lets me in), then I am in his virtual house, and I can basically walk around, check out his art, music, his rooms, all sprinkled with digital information he chooses to share.

What I'm saying is, as a society, we have only BEGUN to start creating this new virtual world in which we all live. As time goes on, I think this virtual online world will be just as real as the world we live in now, and probably EVERYTHING about us will be online.

Also, it is only a matter of time before we can go to a party, and use your Google Glasses or whatever to scan each individual and get whatever we want to know them IMMEDIATELY, from facial recognition, including their twitter, facebook, instagram, yada yada.

Honestly, the best release of windows was Windows 2000 Professional. I would have NEVER upgraded if microsoft didn't DELIBERATELY make it obsolete.

I think more and more people will be switching to Linux as time goes on. Open source is the way to go.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:18 PM

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Bedlam
That would be a pretty major switch in marketing tactics. Allowing third party applications is probably the major factor (apart from pricing) in keeping PCs ahead of Macs.

Nah, just using a MAC tells us why PCs are have nothing to worry about.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:28 PM
I have Windows XP running on my old tower. I have Windows Vista Basic running on my old laptop. Should I worry?

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:31 PM

originally posted by: supermarket2012

Our whole SOCIETY is moving in the direction of NO PRIVACY. It is only a matter of time before EVERYTHING we do, say, and think will be recorded and made available to everyone else on the planet.

This is sadly wrong.

That future will only come into being if we LET it happen.

We together create our shared reality upon this planet. We as a species decide what we will and won't accept.

Don't accept this BS invasion of your privacy. It's a slippery slope, and the pit at the bottom of that slide will become an abyss from which we might never escape.

These aren't just questions about whether a new operating system is intrusive. These are questions about how we humans want live on this planet.

Personally, I'm in favor of stabbing blind that all-seeing eye.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:34 PM
Yeah, I'll pass...

Still sittin' on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I hated Windows 8, and it looks like I'll hate Windows 10, too. Windows 10 is their attempt at trying to make you forget about Windows 8.
edit on 23-8-2015 by Kromlech because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:35 PM
a reply to: Dfairlite

Windows 10 Preview Has A Keylogger to Watch Your Every Move

Overrated or should we be concerned? I know its only applies to the Beta but how many people would accept this if they knew, and lets face it people are using this beta as there main machine. I just think people should be aware.

If you are unaware of Microsoft’s privacy policy, so now you should pay attention to what the policy says. Microsoft is watching your every move on the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview, Thanks to portions of Microsoft's privacy policy, which indicates that the technology giant is using keylogger to collect and use users’ data in a variety of astounding ways without the user being aware.

“If you open a file, we may collect information about the file, the application used to open the file, and how long it takes any use [of] it for purposes such as improving performance, or [if you] enter text, we may collect typed characters, we may collect typed characters and use them for purposes such as improving autocomplete and spell check features,” the privacy policy states.

Essentially by accepting the Windows 10 privacy policy you are allowing Microsoft to screen your files and log your keystrokes. This means, if you open a file and type, Microsoft have access to what you type, and the file info within.

Look, the future of technology being able to assist you faster and faster (or even before you need it) requires the tech to know what you want and when. There is no feasible way to do this other than to monitor what you're doing, saying, etc. If you are worried some sinister human being is listening to your conversations, you're too high on yourself

No, I am not to high on myself. I just don't like the idea of some stranger listening to my privet conversations. It's none of anyone one's business.

Each person utilizes and creates ~5 gigs worth of data per day. the only things sifting through what you do are machines, people can't process that kind of data.

Now your full of it! Now your going to tell me your an expert on what NSA or other agencies have only limited technologies to spy on people computers. It is a fact that NSA is corrupted with un-liniment powers.

I remember being told the same things about gmail, yet here i am 10+ years later, spouting off my anti-government opinions, and I've yet to have the NSA or any government agency show up at my door.

Perhaps not you, however I have read in the past some people have had government agency show up at their door, because of their activities on the internet.

You are entitled to your opinion and your rant, however so am I, and I say your full of it!

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:52 PM

originally posted by: ArMaP

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.

I had a similar problem on my home computer, as I never shut it down, I just leave it in sleep mode, but it kept on waking up. Then I remembered looking at the network card configuration and the "allow this device to activate the computer" (or something like that, I have the Portuguese version) was on. I turned it off and everything went back to normal.

unfortunately this is a know HP windows 10 issue and they say a patch is in the works to fix it.

I have work pc's that are windows, but everything else I use is linux based.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:57 PM
Windows will be a nightmare in a business environment, MS will have full insight into most companies business ( just like Google has now).

Computer industry changed a lot in the recent years, it was always about Apple Mac vs IBM (Compatible) PC, ever since IBM sold the PC/Server business to Lenovo, IBM is now fully dumping windows environment to Mac. Not sure if IBM knew what is coming with windows 10 (and subsequent subscription only based windows next year).

IBM to Purchase Up to 200,000 Macs, With 50-75% of Employees Ultimately Switching From Lenovo

I read thru privacy policy for Siri, the way it is written , it do collect information, but Apple has done a great job of limiting that to Siri, not full blown operating system level like MS did (aka key logging etc).

Than again, Apple is no saint, but Microsoft has taken this to a new level.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 03:19 PM

originally posted by: Informer1958
a reply to: Dfairlite

Windows 10 Preview Has A Keylogger to Watch Your Every Move

That's what I have noticed in most on the sites talking about the Windows 10 "keylogger", they used the information specific to the preview version and talk as if that's the user agreement for the release version.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 03:21 PM
a reply to: Trachel
Oppressive bondage? I'm not oppressed by the government, nor am I subjected to the control of the government due to my installing windows 10, nor by having a smart phone, nor by having a gps in my vehicle. Again, I've yet to have a government agent show up at my door. The only thing I can surmise from this is that the only thing reading my correspondence is a machine. A machine created to search for certain words or phrases so that it can serve up an advertisement that is directly targeted at me.

Can you explain how you are oppressed or in bondage to the state due to the use of said electronic devices?

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 03:23 PM
a reply to: Informer1958

It's possible to go into Settings through the Start Menu and go to 'Privacy.'

You can switch everything off. Here are three examples of disabling camera, microphone, location etc:

You can also go to the Control Panel and enable/disable your webcam whenever you want to.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 03:33 PM
a reply to: Dfairlite

Can you explain how you are oppressed or in bondage to the state due to the use of said electronic devices?

Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you (and they include 'pork', 'cloud' and 'Mexico')

Department of Homeland Security forced to release list following freedom of information request
Agency insists it only looks for evidence of genuine threats to the U.S. and not for signs of general dissent

The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.
The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', 'terrorism' and 'dirty bomb' alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like 'pork', 'cloud', 'team' and 'Mexico'.
Released under a freedom of information request, the information sheds new light on how government analysts are instructed to patrol the internet searching for domestic and external threats.
The words are included in the department's 2011 'Analyst's Desktop Binder' used by workers at their National Operations Center which instructs workers to identify 'media reports that reflect adversely on DHS and response activities'.
Department chiefs were forced to release the manual following a House hearing over documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which revealed how analysts monitor social networks and media organisations for comments that 'reflect adversely' on the government.
However they insisted the practice was aimed not at policing the internet for disparaging remarks about the government and signs of general dissent, but to provide awareness of any potential threats.

People not aware of certain key words they use in conversation on the internet can be Red Flagged. Yet most people are not a threat. These key words opens the doors for NSA to snoop at your content and back up your information.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 03:35 PM
a reply to: Kandinsky

Cool, I'll check that out.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:30 PM
I'm writing this from a Windows 10 device. Yes, this is the most full blown NSA inspired government surveillance OS ever made. We already know these companies worked in secret with the NSA to collect information on Americans. Now Microsoft is taking it a step further by stating outright that all your information, email contents, voice, location, everything is being tracked and stored. By making this a user agreement between a user and a private company, the NSA side steps this appearing as what it real is. An attack on the 4th Amendment by the U.S. government. I promise you, Cortana does not need to read all your emails save your entire location history and online passwords, just to tell you what movies are playing nearby.

This is full on Big Brother in practice.

The only device I have installed Windows 10 on is a small cheap tablet, so I can see how the OS progresses, if it does.

Apple claims to be better when it comes to privacy, and they might be. For the average user, it's a better choice over Linux. I love linux but it doesn't have the customer support for non techs that Apple has. So, as of right now, Google and Microsoft are full on branches of the NSA... Apple is in question. They cooperate with the NSA but to what extent, unknown.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:35 PM
a reply to: spiritualzombie

Look 3 posts above you. Makes your post look a little silly.

posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:36 PM

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Informer1958

LOL I am sure Microsoft made those features un-disable, and if they did what are you going to do about it?

Why are you so sure?
What would I do? Not much. I don't really care much about what Microsoft knows about my computing habits. Most would find them rather boring. I'm already quite aware of the privacy issues involved with using the internet.

Thank you sir. That's all I ever think when I read these.

If they are so hard up for things to do and they spy on my computer usage... they'll find nothing of any importance. Just random internet/youtube/ATS browsing. Nothing weird or extreme. They can watch all they like.

Sure, there is an issue with privacy. But windows 10 isn't the start of this. It's been going on for years.

BRB checking my location history I forgot existed on my iPhone. Work and Home... I hope they enjoy spying on my normal life.

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