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28 Apr 2017   #21
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Telemetry is an integral part of the modern world - it has nothing or little to do with advertising

Telemetry - Wikipedia

Once you understand the term the elephant in the room disappears


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28 Apr 2017   #22
redoak

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Telemetry is an integral part of the modern world - it has nothing or little to do with advertising

Telemetry - Wikipedia

Once you understand the term the elephant in the room disappears
Translation: Resistance is futile - you will be assimilated. :-)
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28 Apr 2017   #23
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

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More like "You have been assimilated"


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28 Apr 2017   #24
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

In 2020 I'm gonna buy windows 10, install it, then run the surely-then-available-tools that minimize external control of my environment by disabling forced updates, data gathering, etc. You can already control your updates via the minitool updater and/or wsus offline updates. What bothers me most about today's world is that when you go to say, cnbc.com, and watch your status bar it goes to 25 different websites that serve someone other than me, AND it slows down the page loading. [Removed]
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28 Apr 2017   #25
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have always believed but could never prove that Microsoft had back doors built into their operating systems. These back doors upon request could be used by various governments around the world. My thought then and now, that those back doors are used to catch bad guys.

Your I.S.P. will always know what you send and receive using the internet. It all goes through them. They will cherry pick what goes through to create a list for add purposes.
Remember that adds is what pays most of the cost of the internet. It's a necessary evil in my opinion.

When Microsoft states they gather information from your system to improve the operating system, that is true but only partially true.
As they say ' The Rest of the Story'. They also gather this information to create a profile to create adds and then direct them to selected subjects.
In my opinion Microsoft is doing exactly what Apple has done for decades.
It's a money maker.
What I'm basically asking Microsoft is while you and others are gathering all this information don't screw up my computer. Don't leave back doors the bad guys can use to exploit my systems.
Don't bother me or my system while you are doing your gathering. If done quietly the governments of the world will not have to put their big foot down and try to control the internet.
If the governments start controlling the internet things will truly go down hill.
If the government made a operating system it would be 400 GB. So lets keep the government snooping and out of the way. They will always and have always been snooping.

The only thing different between the past and now, is the masses now know their internet usage is being monitored. That it.
If one must worry about something they have very little control over. Worry about the exploits of your cell phone and social media. People willingly tell the world everything with cell phones and social media. Do keep in mind, your cell phone and social media are also being monitored.

Jack
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28 Apr 2017   #26
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post

I'm not sure spying is a correct term. It almost sounds as if one were stubbornly resisting the future. I understand your concern, but it's not exactly spying.
Hi,
Not exactly heart warming either
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28 Apr 2017   #27
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
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Hello Everyone, I was concerned before listening to things people were saying about Windows 10, ads on

the desktop, so I was surprised when I hooked up the pc and there were no ads anywhere on the screen.

The spying thing was another I read about everywhere, and people talking about it, some of them friends,

and I did say to them you are all on Facebook with all your photos and info for the whole world to see.

In the Windows store settings, I did turn off automatic updating on the apps, due to being on a Satellite

Dish service I have to be a bit careful, and I just removed apps off the desktop that I did not want there,

but I like Windows 10, and when the much loved Windows 7 ends its life cycle I will be staying with

Microsoft. At least I know I will have something stable.
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28 Apr 2017   #28
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Telemetry is an integral part of the modern world - it has nothing or little to do with advertising

Telemetry - Wikipedia

Once you understand the term the elephant in the room disappears
Telemetry in of itself doesn't have to do with advertising, but you mean to tell me that the information Microsoft gets won't be used for targeting advertising to the appropriate demographics? Then why collect it? Microsoft needs Windows 10 to act as a conduit to their other services (Office cloud releases, Universal Apps). They need that information.
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28 Apr 2017   #29
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Not exactly heart warming either
No, I'd agree with that. I'd prefer they not have it either. That's why I use Windows 8 RTM. I wish the "haters" of Windows 8 would realize what an opportunity they're passing up. Install Windows 8, remove the apps packages, install Classic Shell, find an orb icon for the start menu, install an visual style that resembles Windows 7 Aero, and you'll have something looks and feels VERY VERY VERY close to Windows 7. You'll hardly see any Metro remnants (except on the logon and Task Manager selection screens - that's it). And it performs more responsively than Windows 7. And you can easily get over the lack of customizing the Appearance items for the classic themes (but there are also workarounds).

Then, update right up to January 2016, and followup by installing a year's worth of Server 2012 updates (for security, .NET, IE10, and Flash). That's one other thing, you should likely ditch IE10 and go with something else. That shouldn't be a biggie, since almost any browser is better than Internet Explorer.

Do It People! Come On! LOL
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28 Apr 2017   #30
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep I've always said 8-8.1 was more stable and will probably always be that way seeing how MS just can't leave 10 alone long enough for people to actually see any stability
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