Windows 10 is officially a spyware and an adware

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Windows 10 is officially a spyware and an adware

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Screenshot proof compilation:
Fact - Microsoft has changed their privacy policy statement, which now claims they are going to:

* Generate personalized ID for strong and easy person's identification
* Collect keys of your private Wi-Fi networks
* Collect your real name, your nickname, download your contact lists and phone numbers
* Keylog everything you type (despite beliefs of certain individuals, this was not a "feature" exclusive to Technical Preview)
* Index the files on your drives
* Use and manage your Facebook account
* Use everything of above for ADS within the Windows itself (nag screen in the Start menu and commercials in the Windows Store)
* Use everything of above to sell you out to NSA, CIA and FBI

One of the most annoying changes I should also mention are forced Windows and driver updates for non-server/non-enterprise editions. The user tracking is also cannot be turned off in non-enterprise editions.

More "happy" news:

http://imgur.com/gallery/8OJ4t? - Windows 10 is going to invalidate your license if you'll do any changes to the hardware and will force you to buy entirely new license.

http://www.myce.com/news/76883/ - Microsoft is going to apply invasive updates that will render potentially pirated software, games and Chinese hardware clones non-functional.

This is the perfect chance for all of the Open Source community to kick Nadella's company right in the hairy appendages. For ReactOS, is a perfect chance to become the better Windows.

P.S. If you are going to install Windows 10 - think twice. Because, once you'll do that - your PC is no longer yours, by definition.
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Cool story bro

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As soon as an operating system needs to have the computer connected to the Internet for pseudo-like "vital" functionality (like the ones presented there) (ofc. I'm not talking about legitimate updates), this must be avoided.

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Microsoft will probably opensource all non-tracking stuff on Windows in a decade.
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Re: Windows 10 is officially a spyware and an adware

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* Index the files on your drives
Well I never.

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Suggest applications in the start menu is something that pokki also makes long time (is a menu start to windows 8), in any case microsoft copy ideas from others peoples.

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imgur pics 404 here.
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hi
there is a way to to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10 http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-disable- ... indows-10/ imho there is NO !! reason to switch to windows 10 i used it for about a day then downgraded back to my modded win 8.1

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Having literally just installed 10 Pro in a VM, I can assure you that if you don't use "Express Settings", you can turn all of that tracking stuff off. Now, whether or not it's actually 100% off is another question; also how protected those APIs are... :|

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Re: Windows 10 is officially a spyware and an adware

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Well that is true, why do you need to rename your "private" WiFi router with "_optout"? Great more crap to make compatible?

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jimtabor wrote:...why do you need to rename your "private" WiFi router with "_optout"?
Renaming the WiFi router is probably easier than getting every person one allows to use ones router to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before telling them the router's name so they can connect to it. Then there is the troublesome matter of enforcing the NDA against family and friends.
Great, more crap to make compatible?
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When ReactOS will collect user and hardware data? :D
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Never. You can look at our source code to audit.
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jimtabor wrote:Well that is true, why do you need to rename your "private" WiFi router with "_optout"? Great more crap to make compatible?
Second question as I've already added "_nomap" to my router’s SSID to have it ignored by Google and Mozilla: Does a combined "_nomap_output" (or vice versa) still work? ...

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Re-uploaded screenshots. Thanks for notifying.

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