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Katherine Albrecht: Windows 10 Is Full Blown Electronic Tyranny

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posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 06:56 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: Phage

What you have to realize is the average person is not an expert in computing…they are ignorant.


I’ve worked in IT for almost 3 decades and know the utter helplessness of the average user

It’s pitiful and Microsoft knows this

Sure some people know this or that like some people can do an oil change on their car.

Apparently most of the "spying" features complained about were only intended to exist in the Windows 10 Technical Preview version which appeared before official release. The "spying" information was used to figure out what to improve in Windows 10.

It's official now. It was launched July 28, 2015, so I assume most of the "spying" features have been disabled. Can this be confirmed?

Links below:
lifehacker.com - Windows 10's "Keylogger" Fiasco Has Been Blown Out of Proportion...

This is not a feature of Windows 10—this exists only for the Technical Preview and will be removed from the final version of Windows 10.

www.forbes.com - Windows 10 Technical Preview Captures Your Files, Keystrokes And Voice...

Update: Microsoft has made a statement to WinBeta saying: “The Windows 10 Technical Preview is a pre-release build of the OS designed for testing, evaluation and feedback. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, all data sent from the Windows 10 Technical Preview to Microsoft is encrypted in transit and we store the personal information you provide on computer systems that have limited access and are in controlled facilities.

Once you download Tech Preview and become a member of the Windows Insider Program, you provide information about how you use the product, including what devices you use it with, along with your detailed feedback to make adjustments before we launch the product.”

edit on 9/14/2015 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: jonnywhite

Disabled, not so sure about that, due to these updates:
As the latest updates are now confirming otherwise and that there is more concern.
Windows 10 Worst Secret Spins Out Of Control


Back in November Microsoft confirmed Windows 10’s worst kept secret: its extensive telemetry (or ‘spying’ as it has been labelled) cannot be stopped. What no-one realised until now, however, is just how staggering the extent of this tracking really is…

Blowing the lid on it this week is Voat user CheesusCrust whose extensive investigation found Windows 10 contacts Microsoft to report data thousands of times per day. And the kicker? This happens after choosing a custom Windows 10 installation and disabling all three pages of tracking options which are all enabled by default.

The raw numbers come out as follows: in an eight hour period Windows 10 tried to send data back to 51 different Microsoft IP addresses over 5500 times. After 30 hours of use, Windows 10 expanded that data reporting to 113 non-private IP addresses. Being non-private means there is the potential for hackers to intercept this data. I’d argue this is the greatest cost to owning Windows 10.


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Another "Windows 10 will keep spying on you no matter how hard you try to stop it" - Source



posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 05:22 PM
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a reply to: Informer1958

Y'all should remove all versions of Windows and go
Linux (choose a flavour)

Seriously.. I’m a very experienced IT engineer.. and Windows is just so so
crap.. then theres Windows 10.

Use at your own risk!!!
edit on Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:31:09 -0600315America/ChicagoWednesday4 by rigel4 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: Informer1958

How can something be tyranny if you aren't forced to buy it?



posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 05:48 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Informer1958

How can something be tyranny if you aren't forced to buy it?


Actually, you should try using WindowsXP...doesn't work so well anymore, and, unless you're the US Navy, you won't get any support.

@rigel4: I'm an engineer with a Masters in Computer Science and over 40 years experience; I disagree with you vehemently!

Linux is only appropriate in "appliances" (phones, tablets, toasters, your car), and not in a general purpose computer(PC)

If you truly "need" a command line based O.S. for a PC; use Unix!



posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 05:50 PM
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originally posted by: tanka418

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Informer1958

How can something be tyranny if you aren't forced to buy it?


Actually, you should try using WindowsXP...doesn't work so well anymore, and, unless you're the US Navy, you won't get any support.


My company still has computers that use Windows XP.



posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 05:53 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Oh my... have they checked their bank accounts recently?



posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 06:03 PM
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originally posted by: glend
a reply to: hellobruce

Just because it was you tube doesn't mean it isn't true either.



Cortana analyzes speech data, Microsoft collects “your voice input, as well as your name....
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Everyone seems to forget the reasoning for it...

Your computer isn't powerful enough to properly process what's needed to be done. so the basic info gets sent out to be processed by a more powerful one so it can returns the results you want/need with a higher relevancy to what you might be looking for quickly.

I don't use cortana and have it turned off (actually I have most services turned off) because I search for what I search for, sometimes it changes daily and what I searched for one day might not be relevant the next.

That's also why I don't use the youtube front page... because nothing on it is relevant to what I want. Since multiple people use the computer, the results are definitely not relevant to me.

If you don't want MS or whoever to listen to you unplug your damn microphone, or plug in a broken one until it suits you as the user to make use of it. Same with your webcam... my daughter just puts an empty matchbook over it when she's on skype so it doesn't matter if it's on. Low tech solution she came up with herself.

It's really starting to bother me more and more that common sense isn't very common any more.



posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: tanka418

Linux hasn't truly been command line based for quite a while.



posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 06:09 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: tanka418

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Informer1958

How can something be tyranny if you aren't forced to buy it?


Actually, you should try using WindowsXP...doesn't work so well anymore, and, unless you're the US Navy, you won't get any support.


My company still has computers that use Windows XP.



I'm sorry. You should fire your head of IT. He's hurting your company. XP is not supported by anyone anymore, even Windows 7 & 8 have little support.

While I would recommend Windows 10, it should be understood that it does contain some elements that probably don't belong in an Operating System.



posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: tanka418

We don't really have the money to do that. For the most part we've tried to phase out any critical pcs to windows 7, but some of our off internet pcs still have it in our labs. I mean we can only afford so much... That isn't the only out of date software we use. It's pretty much cause my company as a whole treats IT as an after thought.
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posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 06:22 PM
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First thing I did when I opened new refurbished laptop
was turn off the mic & placed a small piece of black electrical
tape over the camera.
I have not made the switch yet & currently run Win 8.1.
I was hoping MS would have resolved the spying & privacy
BS after the first of the year.

Cheers
Ektar




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