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Katherine Albrecht: Windows 10 Is Full Blown Electronic Tyranny

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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 12:20 AM
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originally posted by: Informer1958
Is anyone using Windows 10 on ATS? and why?


Absolutely not, and I never will. I'm currently using 7, but if it comes down to it and I need to switch operating systems, I'll permanently go to Linux before I ever install 10 on any system I own. Windows 10 is what it would look like if the NSA turned into a corporation and started making operating systems.




posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 01:16 AM
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a reply to: Willtell
Exactly why I stated learn a little about how systems operate.There are plenty of books , videos to guide.And , most OSes you have to per se "tweak" Even with Linux ...dont forget to set file permissions or open your system up to the world...


And , as I have stated, the installation and operation of 10 was a smooth as it could be.
Bet you didnt know any small time hacker cold turn on your webcam , etc. at any time , did you...LEARN , that is the key. Do not go out there and dive in head first without knowing how deep the water is and then blame your concussion on the river or lake .

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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 01:46 AM
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You are online but still worried about W10? Funny


And who cares if the really read my emails (they don't) or see what files I have on my PC. They can't steel it, they can't sell it, they can't use it against me. All they can do is to sell analyzed data (of millions of users) to Ad agencies. And if because of that I will see an Ad selling me tickets to a local sport event instead of something I don't need, I'm happy for them. And maybe I will even click and buy something that way.

And for the hackers you could install a good firewall and your problems go away. As for the privacy settings, you can tweak them as you wish. There's control panel for that.

Just don't listen to a radio conspiracy nut who doesn't even know how a calcultator works and tries to be an expert on OS.
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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:13 AM
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I have duel booted all my computers for the last 10 years until i got my last laptop.

Its a ASUS R503U with 8.1 and i found its imposable to duel boot with any Linux OS. and two IT's i know did not believe me till they both tried and failed.

So i have to use one of my older desktops to buy things on line because windows automatically saves things like CC# and other data on the computer.

Just the fact it saves the data AND is the most easily hacked OS makes it high risk for data breachs.

The next laptop i buy i will have FRY's duel boot before i will buy it or i will not buy it.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:20 AM
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originally posted by: Bedlam

originally posted by: Reallyfolks
Just found it odd to throw out your credentials and experience in that deals with infrastructure based equipment/os/software to then make a declaration on a desktop os.


It's a lot closer to the subject than Kate Albrecht, who's an education major and likely couldn't code a for loop if you coated her with Sterno and came at her with a lighter. Yet, she's somehow an authority on the subject.


Wouldnt know how to spell code a loop. Coat and hoop?????



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:21 AM
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If you've installed Looking Glass 10 (a.k.a. "Windows 10") at this point, I have a nice, new mono rail to sell you!



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:24 AM
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a reply to: Reallyfolks
The plan is to furnish OSes for free starting with 10. They will charge monthly for use of their applications. This is the reason "The Store" has been included with the last 3 OSes. People get the OS free and pay for the APPs. May be a most brilliant business model. A lot of companies are turning to free Linux versions instead of paying for the OS. That was cutting into MSs' business. Now they are going to level the playing field



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:45 AM
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a reply to: ANNED




AND is the most easily hacked OS makes it high risk for data breaches.


I need some proof links on that statement



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 03:02 AM
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FFS, why does everything have to be Satanic or demonic? How about depravity and greed? These invasive companies don't give a crap about your SSI# or your passwords. The "Big score" for them is theft of new entrepreneurial ideas/invention/patten/license and free amateur porn. The criminal part is they can activate your Webcam too. Nothing like some perv spying on your underage kids while they change.....

Is this woman that naive? Contemporary TVS and cable boxes have beat Microsoft to the chase. They've been in surveillance for so time now.

And for alphabet agencies? What is she living in a timewarp? Not only can listen to conversations with the mere presence of electric current in your home, but all they need is an exposed metal pipe. They zap the pipe and whalaa!

The most infuriating part of this is no matter how safe you are with your electronics, it matters not. It's everyone else's vunerable devices in proximity.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 03:22 AM
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originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: Informer1958

Great, and I just downloaded the free upgrade 2 weeks ago.


Nothing wrong in that, though I feel you are brave. We have a year from the release date (which I think was 7/29) to do the free upgrade,, so I'm just putting it off awhile.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:13 AM
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Microsoft decided since they are the first thing that comes up when you turn on your computer they might as well leverage their 1st position to get in on the action that Facebook, Google, Iphone the rest have been doing for years. Everyone wants to be millionaires and if they can pimp you to become one they will.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 05:10 AM
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originally posted by: ANNED
I have duel booted all my computers for the last 10 years until i got my last laptop.

Its a ASUS R503U with 8.1 and i found its imposable to duel boot with any Linux OS. and two IT's i know did not believe me till they both tried and failed.

So i have to use one of my older desktops to buy things on line because windows automatically saves things like CC# and other data on the computer.

Just the fact it saves the data AND is the most easily hacked OS makes it high risk for data breachs.

The next laptop i buy i will have FRY's duel boot before i will buy it or i will not buy it.


FYI put Linux on a bootable USB key



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 05:54 AM
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a reply to: Klassified

Well that sets my mind at ease, I think.
My IT guy from where I worked told me to download the upgrade and he's a whiz at computers so what ever he says I just do it.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 06:51 AM
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originally posted by: proob4
What version of Jdownloader are you using? The new one is terrible. Instal JD 1 and see what happens. JD 2 sucks! too many bugs!

I found version 1 on my computer, installed and downloaded Linux Mint.

Everything worked as expected.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 07:18 AM
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a reply to: Informer1958

It is pretty clear that many users are concerned about Windows 10. I use it myself, however the first thing I did was research all avenues to turn off certain services, windows 10 allows you to do this from within privacy settings. Now, it is an obvious that even after turning off location settings, typing settings and microphone being used for programs. It could may well concern some users that it still isn't enough. Me to. So when your surfing around the internet use things like Tor browser with its no script plug in. To stop data collection on your web activities. With Tor ( Tor bundle ) it allows you to surf anonymously, at least to the average joe user, its enough. However you could take on a non-logging VPN service also to completely block all internet traffic. Using both together is like giving any agency a pandoras box of hoops to jump through before they even have a trace on you. I am at the moment looking into various services running in the background of windows 10 to see whats going on internally.

This kind of tracking was going on before windows 10 however. Google alone is a dark horse and has kept track of users since the early days. Also have you ever known how many websites you visit have hundreds sometimes thousands of companies and government agencies recording you and your data on that website every time you visit. INSTALL Ghostery on chrome or firefox and see just how many are following you and everyone right now. Google chrome was also known itself to record microphone conversations and convert into text to be monitored.

I follow these things because I am a network security student, pen tester.
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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 07:23 AM
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I have 10 and it's fine I'm not really worried. That said I have a video driver issue that can't be fixed right now because the download site doesn't like win 10. I updated all the drivers first on the wifes computer and her install works fine.




posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 07:45 AM
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originally posted by: ArMaP

originally posted by: proob4
What version of Jdownloader are you using? The new one is terrible. Instal JD 1 and see what happens. JD 2 sucks! too many bugs!

I found version 1 on my computer, installed and downloaded Linux Mint.

Everything worked as expected.
Well goodie goodie gumdrops for you.

Here is a cookie for you.


Ya know I said "some" people, not everyone.
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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 09:57 AM
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One thing Im sure is, I wont install it until someone hacks in and shows what's really going on...



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 10:11 AM
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a reply to: Informer1958


PARANOIA at it's best just what you expect on a conspiracy site.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 10:29 AM
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Microsoft has been tracking what you do on / install / play on your computer for a while now. Media player has tracked what you play (and even blocked recording of some stuff), WGA tracked what you installed and your computer specs (and even your HDD serial #), there have been features in every version of Windows that poke into your privacy. Try installing an EA version of Windows or Office on a computer that is then not on your domain for an extended period. It will unregister. So yea.. MS checks your computer on a regular basis on older versions of Windows as well. But like I said.. unless you do an incredibly great job of locking down your computer, your privacy is pretty much null.. so it doesn't matter. Pretty much across the board, the invasion of your privacy has nothing to do with trying to hunt you down for petty crimes. It's all geared towards making money for these corporations.

Also, Windows upgrades are not free because they are trying to push it onto you so you are sucked into their vortex of personal data theft. Home sales of Windows are minimal.. so it doesn't really matter. OEM purchase won't be free. The bulk of their sales, in the form of EA with big companies, is not free. Home users purchasing a copy of Windows is quite small in the grand scheme of things.

I might try out Windows 10 once they add more flexibility with auto-updates and secure boot, and more opt-out options for Cortana.




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