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    You may want to check some privacy settings when installing Windows 10

    Some privacy defaults on Windows 10 may seem a bit disturbing:

    https://jonathan.porta.codes/2015/07...ivacy-defaults
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    For those who instinctively prefer to maintain privacy; it seem from the link in Post #1 above that Microsoft is saying "Tough, if you want to use our product, we will use whatever we want of yours, whenever we want it, regardless of the "optional security settings" you select"!!!

    Particularly disturbing is this (from the Microsoft Windows Licence Contract) : "Credentials. We collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information" Note that it does not say that it only collects the passwords you provide to Microsoft. It just says "passwords". ie ANY password.
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    Another point of view on this issue here: http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...-Spying-on-You
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    @ Rui

    I noticed that when build 10240 installed. Of course I turned off most of those "features".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coochin View Post
    @ Rui

    I noticed that when build 10240 installed. Of course I turned off most of those "features".
    I am not of the type that sees a conspiracy everywhere, but this does look a bit much .
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    I saw them and mentioned them somewhere in a post as one of the ways about how MS is going to make money from a free OS. They've always been in a better position than say, Google, to gather information.

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    Whenever I decide to install W10, that'll be the first thing I do.
    One should also be able to disable or curtail WU from gpedit if anyone is concerned with that sort of thing.
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