Thursday, September 03, 2015

The Spy in Your Face: Windows

You may have read that Windows 10 is packed with spyware which sends the info back to Microsoft.  So you may not have purchased Win10, and stayed with your Win7 or Win8.


...Windows 10 has a number of built-in data collections tools enabled by default, such as sending physical whereabouts, Web browser history, contacts and calendar records, and “typing and linking” data, among other telemetry, to Microsoft servers....Some users have opted to not upgrade to Windows 10 over privacy concerns. But three updates have added similar data collection capabilities to machines running Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Nice to know somebody cares about everything you do on your computer, eh?

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