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Windows 7: Win10 Does Not Violate Your Privacy

01 Oct 2015   #51
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Getting back on track:

Statement from Microsoft - Privacy and Windows 10

Quote:
Windows 10 collects information so the product will work better for you.
You are in control with the ability to determine what information is collected.



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01 Oct 2015   #52
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I think this should also be included to get a better picture of what Microsoft is going to do.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/priv...t/default.aspx
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01 Oct 2015   #53
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
MS' Own Fault

It's MS' own fault.
They repeatedly made vague statements and then claimed they didn't make them or they changed them.
It's been one of the main characteristics of the W10 release saga.

Once people started complaining that their machines still sent data, even after disabling everything, it became inevitable that this would become a big issue.

It's possible that these reports are all related to:
  • Installing the wrong version (i.e. the Insider Preview)
  • A glitch during the install
  • User error
The fact that this is probably the biggest issue, shows how much better W10 is compared to the W8 series.
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01 Oct 2015   #54
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

lehnerus2000,
I realize that you were speaking in general terms, but would you call the quote below vague? You can use the source link for context/clarity.

Quote:
Credentials. We collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access.
Source.
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01 Oct 2015   #55
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
lehnerus2000,
I realize that you were speaking in general terms, but would you call the quote below vague? You can use the source link for context/clarity.

Quote:
Credentials. We collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access.
Source.
I was specifically referring to the "everyone gets free W10" and "lifetime of the device" incidents.
There was also some waffle about "pirated software" and "illegal(?) hardware".

They shouldn't be storing all of that info.
Username and Password are required for online logins (maybe Requesting IP is OK too).

If companies weren't storing MBs of data on their customers/users no body could hack them to get it.
It's another example of how Governments let companies get away with stuff.

The BoDs of Sony, Target, etc. (not the companies) should have all been personally fined billions of dollars.
If that was the rule you'd soon see significant changes in what data companies collect and how they secure it.
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01 Oct 2015   #56
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

It might have been better if MS released all info thru one person. I sure would not want to be that person :-)

People asked for simpler wording in EULAs.
People got what they asked for :-)
Vagueness.

As for the sentence that I quoted:
Does "collected" mean sent off from the computer?
Does this only apply to Microsoft accounts?
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02 Oct 2015   #57
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You'd have to review the apps you can use to figure that out
Edge and some of the news apps do not require a M$ account to open so those will collect.... no matter if you use a M$ account or not
You just can't really access the setting to opt out or access adds choice or what ever it is called ?

But as far as I've read the mail app will read emails in the name of controlling spam....
All of the apps I know of the terms are pretty much the same as before win-10's release so nothing new there so they apply to the service you use.
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02 Oct 2015   #58
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

So, W10 won't be collecting the credentials for my Twitter account when I log in via Chrome.

Well that is just boring :-)


As I've noted elsewhere, Microsoft's data collection (whatever it may be) does not bother me.
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02 Oct 2015   #59
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Being that the os is intertwined with all of the built in apps it is difficult to find anything specific to using a local account and what applies to that use,
Besides error reporting and usage

But just the links statement Callender posted contradicts some of the statements on LayBackBear's link
So the confusion is on M$'s side they just can't get on the same page as their own lawyers
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02 Oct 2015   #60
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 
"Your privacy is important to us."

IF THE TITLE OF THIS POST IS TRUE, THEN you would not collect anything from my system without my
expressed written permission or electronic signature.
So, your statement above is nonsense.
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