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#1 Aura

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:43 AM

Wi-Fi Sense is a feature built into Windows 10. You may see a pop-up saying Wi-Fi Sense needs permission to use your Facebook account. It also works with Outlook.com and Skype contacts.

This feature allows you to share Wi-Fi login information network names and passphrases with your friends. Its designed to automatically connect Windows 10 devices to shared networks.


What is Wi-Fi Sense and Why Does It Want Your Facebook Account?

At least you can opt-out easily. There's no way I'll use that feature. If at least I was able to pick the people I wanted to share my information with, then okay (since I would share it with family members when I go over or they come over), but now, I won't use it. I'll probably find a way to disable it altogether too.

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 09:12 AM

 

Wi-Fi Sense is a feature built into Windows 10. You may see a pop-up saying Wi-Fi Sense needs permission to use your Facebook account. It also works with Outlook.com and Skype contacts.

This feature allows you to share Wi-Fi login information network names and passphrases with your friends. Its designed to automatically connect Windows 10 devices to shared networks.


What is Wi-Fi Sense and Why Does It Want Your Facebook Account?

At least you can opt-out easily. There's no way I'll use that feature. If at least I was able to pick the people I wanted to share my information with, then okay (since I would share it with family members when I go over or they come over), but now, I won't use it. I'll probably find a way to disable it altogether too.

 

Smart move. Wi-Fi Sense is a big security headache waiting to happen IMHO.


Edited by JohnC_21, 24 July 2015 - 09:12 AM.


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 09:13 AM

A bit like the widgets that had network access. They'll realize it eventually.

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 01:30 PM

Useless Windows 10 feature all my Skype and Facebook friends don't leave with me or near me i know this is a fact with all who use chat program like Skype and Facebook messenger. I think Microsoft think we forget how to type a passphrases.


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