MS!) contd.

If you don't believe me, here's a direct quote from Microsoft's privacy policy:

Finally, we will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to:

1. comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies;

2. protect our customers, for example to prevent spam or attempts to defraud users of the services, or to help prevent the loss of life or serious injury of anyone;

3. operate and maintain the security of our services, including to prevent or stop an attack on our computer systems or networks; or

4. protect the rights or property of Microsoft, including enforcing the terms governing the use of the services - however, if we receive information indicating that someone is using our services to traffic in stolen intellectual or physical property of Microsoft, we will not inspect a customer's private content ourselves, but we may refer the matter to law enforcement.

In addition, there's a new telemetry system called "Asimov" which can be used to monitor the usage of any Windows 10 computer in real time, and if you agree to use Windows 10, you agree to let Microsoft monitor your computer at any time, for any reason, and to share any data they gather with their trusted partners. And no, you don't get to know who those partners are. They might even let law enforcement have access to what you're doing in real time. That might include access to your webcam.

For those technically inclined, there's a post over at reddit which outlines how to partially disable Microsofts snooping system.] There is no guarantee that updates to Windows 10 won't reactivate that system, and no guarantee that the backdoors built into the OS for Microsoft's can't be accessed by government agencies or hackers.

geek_rojill, Aug 5, 10:02 am

You'll need to explain exactly what your issue with this is.

geek_vtecintegra, Aug 5, 10:27 am

You may need to put that tin foil hat back on.
If you have issues about being monitored, I suggest you don't go outside as we are monitored everywhere we go. (CCTV by chance?)

geek_neoslowmo, Aug 5, 10:37 am

This is the second page of two - Sorry about that - the first part is thread headed "Finally - is MS10 the new G Orwells 1984 ? " and this second part is also shown there.

geek_rojill, Aug 5, 11:49 am

you'd better throw away your PC, smartphone etc and go live in a cave, as MS are not the only vendor that does this. Apple/Google and many others have been doing this for years

geek_csador, Mar 24, 5:09 pm

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