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originally posted by: Informer1958
a reply to: Blackmarketeer
My question is, why dose the government and Microsoft need all of our information?
Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system is immensely popular, with 14 million downloads in just two days. The price of the free upgrade may just be your privacy, though, as changing Windows 10’s intrusive default settings is difficult.
Technology journalists and bloggers are singing Windows 10’s praises, often using the words such as “amazing,”“glorious” and “fantastic.” The operating system has been described as faster, smoother and more user-friendly than any previous version of Windows. According to Wired magazine, more than 14 million people have downloaded their upgrade since the system was released on Wednesday.
While the upgrade is currently free of charge to owners of licensed copies of Windows 8 and Windows 7, it does come at a price. Several tech bloggers have warned that the privacy settings in the operating system are invasive by default, and that changing them involves over a dozen different screens and an external website.
Porta says, when the settings are on, Microsoft will have free rein to collect any data it wants and concludes: “I might as well relocate my computer to Microsoft headquarters and have the entire company look over my shoulder.”
originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
I'm was seriously considering Windows 10 until I watched this video explaining how to disable all the data collection, and I could not believe how many different settings had to be changed. I can't imagine how much bandwidth would be wasted by having all those settings constantly enabled. That's my other issue with new Windows operating systems, they assume everyone has a permanent high speed connection to the internet and an unlimited amount of bandwidth, so they try to integrate everything with the cloud. I'm the type of person who wants the minimum number of incoming and outgoing connections at any given time. My Comodo Firewall will tell me what apps are using up bandwidth in the background and I disable them.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Informer1958
Oh, your one of those who believe all YouTube videos are lies.
That does not follow from the statement which was made.
You are attempting to establish a false dichotomy. That is a logical fallacy.
I will, eventually, install Windows 10. And disable the questionable "features."
Key features of the app:
- Delete "Diagnostics Tracking", "WAP Push Message" Services and Keylogger feature
- Disable domains for feedback - Ban user specified unwanted domains
- Disable Unwanted scheduled tasks - Remove unwanted Windows 10 Metro apps
- Disable AdvertisingID
- Disable websites to access your language list
- Disable speech, inking and typing knowing (disable Cortana)
- Disable web search in the search box
- Can add your own lines into the "hosts" file during the process
- Creates Restore Point to support rollback - Free system resources like memory and CPU time; this makes notebooks to run a little more time on the battery power
- It's multilanguage: English, Chinese, German, Russian
- Language autoselection on the app startup
- Small size, less than 400Kb
- It's 100% free, without ads and hidden activity
More precisely, you can remove XBOX, Solitaires, OneDrive, Mail, Calendar, People or Builder 3D, as well as various media tools (namely News, Weather or Sports). All in all, "Remove Windows 10 Spying Features" can be used by all those who are worried about their privacy when using Windows 10. This app is very simple and can be used by beginner users as they simply need to press a button to disable the tracking.