MS-Windows Privacy and Computer Security
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| Microsoft Updates Spy On MS-Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 Users!
- Just When You Thought It Was Safe...
- Arstechnica's viewpoint on the issue.
- Hackbusters reports Microsoft releases updates to spy On Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 Users
- Infoworld: Windows 7, 8, and 10: Now all collecting user data for Microsoft.
- TechWorm reports new Windows 7/8/8.1 updates spy on you just like Windows 10
- What Can Be Done To Protect or Restore Privacy?
- Extreme Tech - Uninstall Microsoft backported privacy-invading Windows 10 features in Windows 7 and 8.
- Hackread's solution offering a list of updates to avoid and uninstall.
- Disable automatic Windows updates. Your old OS already has the important ones!
| MS-Windows 10 - It's no longer the OS you know & love!
- Microsoft Has A New Product For Sale → Your Personal Information
- MS-Windows 10 is a tool for Microsoft to gather your personal data for resale. Read how Google motivated Microsoft into changing it's business model.
- Opinion: I think Google's Android OS is great. However, I use my tablet almost exclusively for ham radio & photographic applications. It's an unsafe platform when intellectual property or personal data must be protected. Microsoft may alienate much of it's traditional MS-Windows customer base using a similar business model.
- Here's a good overview of what's happening: Microsoft's multiple deceptive tactics push customers to Mac OS (UNIX) and Linux. Also, what does Microsoft have against ASUS and it's customers?
- Information You Need To Know
- According to SoftOrbits, MS-Windows 10 collects the following information and sends it to Microsoft:
- Everything you type on the keyboard. MS-Windows 10 comes with a built-in keylogger.
- MS-Windows 10 can listen to your microphone and engage your web cam in the background without you even knowing. Creepy!
- Logins and passwords to Web sites (includes banking and investment accounts), social networks, fragments of email messages, chats and text messages
- Your geolocation coordinates - GPS or approximate IP-based coordinates
- Your web browsing history, including search queries
- Wi-Fi access points and their passwords
- List of installed applications
- The names of music tracks you’re listening to. Why is this important for homeland security?
- Call logs
- Your calendar entries, events and meetings
- Your address book Really?
- Are you now using MS-Windows 10 and wish to reclaim as much privacy as possible?
- Some excellent thoughts on Microsoft's Windows 10 and how to protect yourself. This information comes from a former Microsoft employee. This is a "must watch" for anyone considering MS-Windows 10. Be sure to view the entire video. It's a shame one must do all this without achieving the level of privacy Linux has right out of the box!
- Is MS-Windows 10 really free?  There is no free lunch. The real price of MS-Windows 10.
- "Microsoft’s Windows 10 is a privacy nightmare." Here's how to protect yourself.
- The Windows 10 privacy issues you should know about.
- "Windows 10 doesn’t offer much privacy by default." Here’s how to fix most of it.
- More about Windows 10 built-in spyware
- Here's a final thought for your consideration:
- How long will it be before identity thieves exploit the numerous back doors put into MS-Windows 10 by Microsoft? What, if anything, can be done about it?
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Updated November 9, 2017
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