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Let's Talk About Windows 10

Postby Maxidyne » 04 Aug 2015, 18:49

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Windows 10 is now out for users that wish to upgrade. Now, I'm not going to talk about the problems that could be encountered on the hardware side of things. I'm going to focus on some of the features of Windows 10 that a normal user might not take the time to dig through and purge from their system.

Personally, this has turned me off of Windows 10 entirely. The privacy holes just seem too large. That being said, I am not telling anyone not to download it, just to be aware of what's going with the OS and make the decision to upgrade wisely. Here are some of the problems people have come across with Windows 10. Sources will be at the bottom.

Windows 10 Steals Your Bandwidth for Their Use.

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This is through an AssTastic little feature called Windows Update Delivery Optimization. Basically the idea is Microsoft wants to cut back on their bandwidth cost when it comes to updating your system. Their solution? Use your PC and your internet connection to send MS updates to either PCs on your home network, or to any PC on the internet. Without your permission.

Now MS says they won't do this to anyone with a Metered Connection, but you have to have indicated that your connection is metered for this to matter.

Either way the fact that this is default is a little insulting. Why should you have to give your bandwidth to Microsoft because they want to cut back on their costs?

If you want to disable this fucktarded feature, this is the pathway to follow:

START->Settings->Update & Security->Windows Update->Advanced options

Then, choose how your updates are delivered.

My internet is mine.

Windows 10 is Incredibly Intrusive and Will Take Your Info.

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By downloading Windows 10, your agreed to their Service Agreement. Big whoop, I agree to that shit all the time. I don't even read it. But, it means you agreed to Microsoft collecting pretty much whatever data it wants from your system.

By default, they sync things to their servers like WiFi names and passwords, your browser information, history, and settings, as well as any passwords for apps or websites. This is honestly stuff that Chrome or Firefox would do, but it could be taken as a violation of your privacy. Plus, that shit is default. They don't even ask.

Want that shit gone? Go to this link and follow the steps :

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What Do They Do With This Info? Well... Sell You Shit of Course!

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MS creates a specific Advertising ID for each user on each device. This ID is used in conjunction with all those dirty Bing searches and websites you visited to allow Ad companies to give you personalized ads. Since I'd rather not have Ad Companies selling me shit every time I log in, I'd want to disable that.

There's two things you can do.

1. Go to this link and opt out of personalized ads:

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2. Go to this pathway and disable it in your settings:
Setting menu > Privacy> general > Change privacy option

Or you can use a local account and get rid of logging in with your MS Account. I'd do all 3 to be safe. But I'm a poster on the Internet, not a cop.

Windows 10 Will Let Any of Your Acquaintances Use Your WiFi Without Asking.

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Look, I get the idea behind this one. Every time one of your new friends come to your place, they ask for the WiFi password. It's usually awkward. So avoid that all together by just letting anyone who has you as a friend on Facebook log into your WiFi without asking!!! This is what WiFi Sense does. By default.

Look at your Friends List. Tell me that you want any of those Lecherous Motherfuckers anywhere near your WiFi without your permission.

This one kinda sucks to get rid of. The first step is on your PC.
Go to this path:
Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Manage Wi-Fi settings

Disable everything. Napalm this shit with disables. Good.

This only stops things on your end, however. If you invite Fuckstick Fred over to your place and he hasn't disabled his shit, then he can share your network information with all of his friends. Look at Fred's Friend List. Do you want that? Do you?

So, you'll have to rename your network, adding “_optout” at the end. So, if your network's name is "OhGodPleaseDon'tLookAtMyBingSearches", change it to "OhGodPleaseDon'tLookAtMyBingSearches_optout".

Also make your network name smaller than that. If you add the "_optout", this stops WiFi Sense from sharing your shit. You're welcome.
By the way, Cortana does all that shit too, in case they miss anything with the first go. Don't use Cortana if you don't want your dirty Bing searches being used by Microsoft.

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