Windows 10 Warning (Upgrade Lets Microsoft Spy On You)

Aug 10, 2015

WARNING: Millions of Windows 10 users are being spied on by Microsoft Corporation, now that they’ve gotten their *free* upgrade. 

The latest Windows version automatically collects every bit and byte of your valuable personal information for the company’s own purposes, as well as for its third party clients to access.

What about you is being mined by nosy Microsoft in its nefarious Windows 10 upgrade?

Your name, location, contacts, passwords, emails, credit card info, app usage, search queries, online purchases, calendars, private folders, length of website visits, typed words, handwritten words … etc.

“From the moment an account is created, Microsoft begins watching,” says Newsweek in its special report this month about the latest Windows edition.

“The company says it uses the data collected for three purposes: to provide and improve its services; to send customers personalized promotions; and to display targeted advertising, which sometimes requires the information be shared with third parties … but it also digs a bit deeper.”

And all of those invasions, according to the Windows10 downloaded privacy warning, are *merely* “to provide you a personalized user dictionary, help you type and write on your device with better character recognition, and provide you with text suggestions as you type or write.”

Noted online-privacy advocate Alec Meer in the RockPaperShotgun web-blog, “If you ever wondered why they’ve made the Windows 10 upgrade free to Win 7 and 8 users, here’s one possible answer: Windows 10 has all sorts of user tracking baked right in.”

Meer’s not alone in criticizing the newest MS upgrade’s wide-sweeping intrusions: “Your free speech rights can also be violated on an ad hoc basis,” warned the European Digital Rights privacy group.

“Microsoft basically grants itself the right to collect and process everything you do, say and write on your device,” a spokeswoman for EDR added, “which is contrary to the fundamental right to privacy.”

So, Windows 10 users, beware. Because if you suddenly have an eerie feeling that someone’s looking over your shoulder now, it’s not paranoia.

Eponymous Rox

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