Windows 10 and your Privacy
So you have decided to upgrade to windows 10 because its free, absolutley free following in the footsteps of Apple by giving away your Operating system for free… Hang on this is Microsoft they are normally raking it in they charge hundreds of euros for software, why are they giving their newest creation for free…..
In a nutshell the world is changing, from product based selling to information and service based selling why charge you 600 Euros for windows10 when they can give it to you for free then collect all the personal information that you type in frantically to get started on your free version of windows10!, collect this data and share it with third parties at three to four times the cost each time your data is sold to a third party!. There are plenty of smaller business out there ready to pay untapped information on each and every person in the world, and what better way than to take infomation from users of windows.
Once look at the Microsoft link https://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/windows-privacy-faq here tells you all you should need to know about your Privacy. You can conclude from the details given here that by default you have no safe privacy settings. To secure your system you must turn off the defaults, this is worrying as most people that use windows 10 have no clue about windows let alone operating the security settings.
Cortana, the Microsoft version of apples siri states that it collects device information: location history, your contacts, your voice input, searching history, calendar details, content and communication history from messages and apps and other information from your device. This information is saved locally on your device and uploaded to the servers of Microsoft.
Hello, is the identification process of windows 10 it takes a picture of your face or fingerprint turns it in to a set of data thats stored on your device, microsoft takes this data representation of your iD and stores it on their computers. Third parties do not have access to this data is a claim made by Microsoft.
Wifi Sense, shares your wifi settings with friends….automatically connects to open wifi connections. Sorry but this screams security issues!
Any how before you take the jump to Windows 10 consider the security and privacy issues before doing so.
The top safe way of a operating system is write one yourself, the next would be linux/minix from a trusted source.
Good luck in your future and privacy…..
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