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Privacy issues with Windows 10?


Have you ever thought how much personal information your operating system collects?

When you sign into Windows 10, the operating system synchronises your login and environment details with the company’s server.

How often do you pay attention to the privacy policy? Lots of users don’t even read it, in-fact that gives them less control of their data. One of the Microsoft privacy policy statements include the fact that Microsoft can access, disclose and preserve data in order to protect their customers.



Now you can ask yourself how important it is for you to keep your data safe?


Windows 10 provides a personal assistant that seems very helpful, clever and useful, but how trustable is it? Cortana is aware of your online purchases, downloads and music taste, it knows what websites you visit and where you are. Even your emails and messages are collected by Cortana.



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And how about a feature which allows parents to receive a weekly email about child’s account activity? Some people see this as a threat to privacy.

Microsoft knows which apps you use and they are informed if something goes wrong, obviously this helps to improve Windows 10, but it also collects data about your downloads.

These privacy concerns may help Linux to grow its user base, so instead of worrying about information safety, Windows users can decide to try a different operating system.

Let’s look at privacy from different view point, Windows 10 is not the only data collector, thanks to this new digital era, as we reveal more and more personal information online.



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Social portals such as Facebook and Google+ have lots of details about their users, this is your choice whether to share the information or not, but it is always recommended to be careful with personal data.

There is a long list of privacy issues with Windows 10, fortunately, there are various privacy control settings that allows users the opportunity to deactivate different features get control of their personal data.