MS 10 and Wi-Fi. If you give permission then you

need to read this. If you are happy with it then that's fine, but . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

August 3, 2015
Windows 10 Can Share Your Wi-Fi Password With Facebook

Privacy symbol with digital globe, 3d renderThe new Microsoft Windows 10 operating system has a feature called ???Wi-Fi Sense??? that lets you share your network access with your Outlook and Skype contacts. It can also share your info with Facebook contacts, and some Windows 10 users have been thrown for a loop when a pop-up window displays that reads ???Wi-Fi Sense needs permission to use your Facebook account.???

Of course, this kind of open access to your Internet connection could have potentially big privacy problems. There are a few safeguards; you need to agree to enable Wi-Fi Sense when you join a new network, your password will be encrypted, and anyone who gains access to your network will not be able to pass on that access. But there??ôs a pretty big catch: you can share any network as long as you access it by typing in a password. That means that users could share Wi-Fi access from many networks, not just their own, as long as they signed on one time.

And even though there are several security measures, many users simply agree to everything their computer asks them. Thankfully, there??ôs an easy way to turn off this invasive new feature. Simply go to Settings, click on ???Network & Internet,??? and then go to your Wi-Fi network. From there, you can select ???Manage Wi-Fi Settings??? and disable every Wi-Fi Sense feature.

geek_rojill, Aug 5, 8:12 pm

Another non issue really.

geek_mazdasix, Aug 5, 8:30 pm

This is actually something I'd disable.

Really when installing 10 you should go through and check all the options, don't leave it as defaults.

geek_vtecintegra, Aug 5, 8:42 pm

As I said, if you are happy with it, then great, but others may not be so. Thank goodness for digression - it would be a boring world otherwise.

geek_rojill, Aug 5, 8:48 pm

No. Agree with me or else.

geek_mazdasix, Aug 5, 8:55 pm

when I went and checked a few "options" when installing w10 ended up crashing computer

geek_tigger8, Aug 5, 10:24 pm

That does seem like something that should be off by default.

geek_black-heart, Aug 5, 10:25 pm

Mine was off, so I'm sure off is the default setting.

geek_loud_37, Aug 6, 5:40 pm

geek_gyrogearloose, Aug 6, 7:19 pm

Win 10 is full of privacy issues.

Maybe people just don't care anymore.

geek_cammey, Aug 6, 8:21 pm

Strangely enough they don't.

geek_moltenfire, Mar 13, 5:15 pm

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