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Windows 7: windows privacy policy update

14 Jun 2015   #1
submarinus

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windows privacy policy update

Just got Windows Privacy Policy Update, in which i read that one can opt out of 'interest-related ads'.
So i did, or rather, tried.
You see the off options were both inert, grayed-out!
Blackly funny really, and utterly typical of MS, who regularly shoot themselves [and us] in the foot.
What a clever way to enrage users. Anybody remember the old Peanuts running joke of Lucy snatching away the football from Charlie Brown when he tries to kick it?
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14 Jun 2015   #2
marsmimar

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Maybe opening and reading the Privacy Policy Update is Microsoft's way of having people unknowingly opt-in to "interest related ads".

Reminds me a while back when people were complaining that Microsoft would install updates to Windows Updates without user consent. Searching the Update Services Privacy Statement, "Choice and Control" section, revealed this Microsoft gem:
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Choice and control
Update Services are turned on if you choose one of the following settings: (a) install updates automatically; (b) download updates but let me choose whether to install them; or (c) check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them. The Windows Update service is turned on and set to "Install updates automatically" when you choose the express settings during Windows setup.

If you turn on the Update Services, regardless of which setting you have chosen, required updates to some components of the service will be downloaded and installed automatically without further notice to you. If you would prefer not to receive required updates, turn off the Update Services.
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