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Windows 10: Here are the privacy issues you should know about
TNW News ^ | July 29, 2015 | Mic Wright

Posted on 07/30/2015 1:48:23 PM PDT by steve86

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Cortana is a sexy spy in the machine

Turn on Cortana, the virtual assistant, and you’re also turning on a whole host of data sharing:

To enable Cortana to provide personalized experiences and relevant suggestions, Microsoft collects and uses various types of data, such as your device location, data from your calendar, the apps you use, data from your emails and text messages, who you call, your contacts and how often you interact with them on your device.

Cortana also learns about you by collecting data about how you use your device and other Microsoft services, such as your music, alarm settings, whether the lock screen is on, what you view and purchase, your browse and Bing search history, and more.”

Lots of things can live in those two words “and more.” Also note that because Cortana analyzes speech data, Microsoft collects “your voice input, as well as your name and nickname, your recent calendar events and the names of people in your appointments, and information about your contacts including names and nicknames.”

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We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to protect our customers or enforce the terms governing the use of the services.

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(Excerpt) Read more at thenextweb.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1984; bigbrother; microsoft; nsa; spyware; windows; windowspinglist
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People nuts to use this stuff on any O/S
1 posted on 07/30/2015 1:48:23 PM PDT by steve86
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2 posted on 07/30/2015 1:50:17 PM PDT by Red Badger (Man builds a ship in a bottle. God builds a universe in the palm of His hand.............)
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To: steve86

They have been doing this for a long time.
It is right in the TERMS AND CONDITIONS that most people never read....


3 posted on 07/30/2015 1:52:01 PM PDT by EagleUSA (Liberalism removes the significance of everything.)
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To: steve86

I must say, I haven’t found Cortana to be very useful.


4 posted on 07/30/2015 1:52:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Red Badger

Hey, I liked that guy! But I like graphics. windows help really stinks (only used up to 7). Keyword search was for geeks only. I’m delaying getting 10 and may not. I’ll wait till lots of people here say they like it.


5 posted on 07/30/2015 1:54:38 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: EagleUSA
It is right in the TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Haven't seen it in any of the Linux apps I use.

6 posted on 07/30/2015 1:54:46 PM PDT by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc O’Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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To: huldah1776

Clippy was executed by Bill Gates..................


7 posted on 07/30/2015 1:56:39 PM PDT by Red Badger (Man builds a ship in a bottle. God builds a universe in the palm of His hand.............)
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To: steve86

I installed W10 yesterday. You are given the option of supplying MS with the above information. I chose not to do so. Done and done.


8 posted on 07/30/2015 1:57:43 PM PDT by sparklite2 (Voting is acting white.)
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I guess go Linux for Internet use and windoze for necessary applications.


9 posted on 07/30/2015 1:58:09 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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I scheduled mine a few days out. Seeing this post makes me glad I did. Odds are I would have opted out of something like that anyway.


10 posted on 07/30/2015 2:01:07 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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Clippy was executed by Bill Gates..................
BG got this guy too. Serial killer?
11 posted on 07/30/2015 2:03:21 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: steve86; Abby4116; afraidfortherepublic; aft_lizard; AF_Blue; Alas Babylon!; amigatec; AppyPappy; ..
Windows 10 privacy issues ... PING!

You can find all the Windows Ping list threads with FR search: just search on keyword "windowspinglist".

12 posted on 07/30/2015 2:04:21 PM PDT by dayglored (Meditate for twenty minutes every day, unless you are too busy, in which case meditate for an hour.)
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IIRC, BG married that guy’s project director.


13 posted on 07/30/2015 2:04:43 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The world map will be quite different come 20 January 2017.)
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To: steve86

Oh, THAT’s not happening.


14 posted on 07/30/2015 2:10:51 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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LOL I’m not surprised. He is smart but spooky.


15 posted on 07/30/2015 2:11:29 PM PDT by huldah1776
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Here's the pic of his lifeless body immediately after the execution.......................

16 posted on 07/30/2015 2:14:03 PM PDT by Red Badger (Man builds a ship in a bottle. God builds a universe in the palm of His hand.............)
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17 posted on 07/30/2015 2:15:48 PM PDT by Red Badger (Man builds a ship in a bottle. God builds a universe in the palm of His hand.............)
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Microsoft Megacrap.


18 posted on 07/30/2015 2:25:01 PM PDT by Ray76 (Obama says, "Unlike my mum, Ruth has all the documents needed to prove who Mark's father was.")
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Microsoft collects and uses various types of data, such as your device location, data from your calendar, the apps you use, data from your emails and text messages, who you call, your contacts and how often you interact with them on your device.

Microsoft is pure evil! People should wake up and dump it.

19 posted on 07/30/2015 2:31:14 PM PDT by roadcat
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I like the part about analyzing your speech to parse out contact names and bigoted (homophobic, etc.) statements you make. Some day, these very statements will be used against you (e.g. next time you try to purchase a weapon, get child custody, etc.).


20 posted on 07/30/2015 2:33:16 PM PDT by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc O’Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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