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Microsoft vacates moral high ground for the data slurpers' cesspit


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 09:31 PM

Opinion A funny thing happened while I was reinstalling Windows 8 over Windows 10 yesterday morning. There in front of me, halfway through the installation process, were two full, clear pages of privacy toggles. Every toggle was set to not send private information to Microsoft, or anyone else.

In addition, Windows 8 created a local user account by default – and didn’t demand I maintain a constant, umbilical connection to Microsoft’s servers. Windows 8 was configured for maximum privacy. Now compare this to the indiscriminate data slurp that Microsoft calls Windows 10. It’s basically a clumsy, 3GB keylogger.

 

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Posted 08 August 2015 - 10:24 PM

Parallel article glossing over the problems by Steven Vaughan-Nichols in ZDnet, here.


Edited by brainout, 08 August 2015 - 10:24 PM.

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