Windows 10 is amazing , but there’s something you should know: As you read this article from your newly upgraded PC, Windows 10 is also spying on nearly everything you do.
Windows 10 is spying on you That’s what people always say when users fail to read through a company’s terms of service document. Here is Microsoft’s 12,000-word service agreement. Some of it is probably in English. We’re pretty sure it says you can’t steal Windows or use Windows to send spam, and also that Microsoft retains the right to take possession of your first-born child if it so chooses. And that’s only one of several documents you’ll have to read through.
Finally, 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: 1.comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies; 2.protect our customers, for example to prevent spam or attempts to defraud users of the services, or to help prevent the loss of life or serious injury of anyone; 3.operate and maintain the security of our services, including to prevent or stop an attack on our computer systems or networks; or 4.protect the rights or property of Microsoft, including enforcing the terms governing the use of the services – however, if we receive information indicating that someone is using our services to traffic in stolen intellectual or physical property of Microsoft, we will not inspect a customer’s private content ourselves, but we may refer the matter to law enforcement. – here’s one excerpt from Microsoft’s privacy statement
the voice-driven assistant is one of the best new features in Windows 10, but it also plays fast and loose with your data. To protect your personal data here are the steps you can perform :
- open Settings and click on Privacy.
- In this you will find 13 different screens
- to go through, and you’ll want to disable anything that seems worrying.
Next up Microsoft’s brand new browser “Microsoft Edge” , Microsoft is putting ads like google style ad tracking features. You can turn off “Personalised ads in this browser” and “Personalised ads wherever I use my Microsoft account”.