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Microsoft says 71% of Windows 10 users allow their data to be collected

By midian182 ยท 69 replies
Aug 9, 2017
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  1. DaveBG

    DaveBG TS Addict Posts: 292   +91

    Its only Microsoft. The data can be tracked by anyone. Watch this video from 14:15
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytaF15e_P20#
     
  2. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 792   +369

    You are moving the goal posts. I never made the claim eluding the the fact that you don't have the right to pivacy. What I asked was "what makes you care so much?" If privacy cool, but the question is still not being answered. If privacy, "what makes you care so much about usage patterns that have no bearing on your privacy?"
     
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  3. lazer

    lazer TS Booster Posts: 106   +24

    I think Micro$lop is BS-ing us. Most Win10 users are not really tech oriented and just use it as is. They do NOT know that they can turn off M$'s collection of their privacy.

    So it is really that 71% did not turn off the collection whereas 29% don't want to share privacy with M$.

    They are one of the biggest BS companies ever.
     
  4. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 792   +369

    Do you hold tech spot to this same regard to privacy. Do you know they also collect data usage? They are even MORE invasive then the usage patterns on windows. Techspot datamining sees what articles you click on, how long you stay, which ads you clicked on, what articles you respond to, the frequency to which you reply etc etc. If it is solely about "privacy" about usage data, why do you come here?
     
  5. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,018   +663

    If it's not malicious I'm not worried about it. Everything is tracking is. CCTV, Facebook, cell providers etc. I'm more worried about them than MS. That's all I'm saying.
     
  6. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,018   +663

    Now think of all the companies and websites users don't know about. Of all the ones I'm aware of that farm user data, MS is one of the few I'm not worried about simply because of its size and popularity.

    People are already breathing down MS neck over W10 privacy, so until something serious is discovered, I'm just chillin. Fearmongering on every MS privacy article is not my thing. Giving direct feedback to companies is more my style.
     
  7. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,826   +692

    Oh, excuse me! Perhaps if you just said what you meant and quoted one of those experts I would not have confused it with the opinions you have expressed elsewhere.

    Well, I hate to defend M$, but I have pro on three systems at home. I recently updated them all to the Creator's Update, and it seems that they all maintained my extended privacy settings.
     
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,510   +3,493

    Techspot is not an operating system.
     
  9. lazer

    lazer TS Booster Posts: 106   +24

    Techspot only gets my info from when I infrequently go on their website, but Micro$lime win10 is always mining my info since I use the computer for various programs and use it on a daily basis.

    BTW do you work for M$? Sounds like you have their agenda at heart?
     
  10. DaveBG

    DaveBG TS Addict Posts: 292   +91

    So why do you think people are not protecting from those things as well? I am. I do not want MS to spy on me too, just like with anything else.
     
  11. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 792   +369

    who cares? its still collecting MORE then just simple usage data. Again, YES it is YOUR right to privacy, but may I ask you "why is data usage such a worry?"
    Disclaimer: you have the right to your privacy, but curious, what data usage info do you think that MS is getting that you don't like them getting? Can you give an example of this info that you are MOST worried about?
     
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  12. TheBigT42

    TheBigT42 TS Addict Posts: 153   +81

    If you can't understand that usage patterns invade your privacy ... I can't help you ... what makes you think that everything is "anonymous" because micro$oft said so????
     
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,510   +3,493

    I don't care what it is they are collecting. Collection at an operating system level should not be accepted. And it sickens me that you are protecting them for this.
     
  14. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,018   +663

    Because people are lazy and not Tech savvy. Not everyone visits sites like these. As long as their computer is working as well as it did when they got it they're golden. Spreading fear about privacy isn't going to help them either. They certainly aren't gonna move to Linux unless they at least have someone to call for help everytime they need it.

    If you are unhappy with the spying give MS your direct feedback. That's the most effective way.
     
  15. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,018   +663

    OS spying bad.
    Website spying good.
    Got it.
     
  16. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,510   +3,493

    I'm going to choose to ignore your incompetence on this subject.
     
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  17. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 792   +369

    You still are missing the question. Let me repeat in bold... YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY. Now let me ask the question in a different way. BECAUSE you value you privacy, what part of usage patterns do you not like to share and can you say why you don't?
     
  18. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 792   +369

    You also are missing the question. Let me ask the question in another way. - YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY. BECAUSE you value you privacy, what part of usage patterns do you not like to share and can you say why you don't?
     
  19. DaveBG

    DaveBG TS Addict Posts: 292   +91

    Exactly because many people have no idea what is happening we need to tell them and not let them stay in the dark. You obviously are paid by microsoft to try to cover the spyware and lies very well...
     
  20. James00007

    James00007 TS Rookie

    Exactly and how many of the 29% who do, know how to stop it fully.
     

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