>Microsoft is taking action. It has decided to release updates “later this year” which will enable users to fully control all background telemetry and data tracking and, if desired, disable it completely.
Yeah like when they got busted selling email information to government and then just outsourced it so they werent technically selling the info themselves.
Niggers got paid $50k per email!
Man, I was about to say that maybe this whole thing is all an overreaction, and maybe I've been wrong about 10 this whole time.
But I just got the notification to update on windows 7 that updates are available. And I go look, and windows has unhidden the windows 10 nagware updates that I had previously hidden away. Fuck this bs, I don't want nagware.
Neither windows 7 or 8.1 is safe unless you really know which KB's you install from windows update. There were updates pushed that kind of enables windows 10 spying on windows 7 and 8.1. They are easy to uninstall though.
That's good news. Just hope they do it before the free upgrade offer expires otherwise I will be stuck on 8 for quite a while. I'm not sure the manual removal methods actually works.
I've always had updates disabled on every Windows but 10. It just won't let me, so I left it on, and now that Microsoft made this huge announcement, I'm gonna downgrade and wait until I'm botnet-free.
>Niggers got paid $50k per email!
Is this a hyperbole or there's an actual source for this?
Because at say 400m users, that would cost the government $20000000000000.
Unless they were selectively buying only the interesting ones, but $50k per email is still too much.
Whew finding this source might be hard. It was probably 2 years ago. Iirc they only got caught selling the gubment like 30 emails. So it was per request. Now I'm sure it's handled differently and on a much larger scale. I'll try to find it again.
>Microsoft has no plans to change Windows 10 consumer privacy settings
>Another report from Forbes turns out to be incorrect. Sources with direct knowledge of Windows product plans confirm that there are no plans to change privacy options for Windows 10.
sigh...I can't find that specific amount. I remember hearing about on leo leporte radio show while driving and I got home and checked out the sources. Sorry man.
>On September 12, 2014, Yahoo! reported the U.S. Government threatened the imposition of $250,000 in fines per day if Yahoo didn't hand over user data as part of the NSA's PRISM program
Damn they're pretty ruthless.
>A Yahoo spokesperson said: "Federal law requires the US government to reimburse providers for costs incurred to respond to compulsory legal process imposed by the government. We have requested reimbursement consistent with this law."
jewtalk for they paid the fuck out of us.
unrelated microsoft getting BTFO for giving away access to cloud:
>and now that Microsoft made this huge announcement, I'm gonna downgrade and wait until I'm botnet-free.
What? Are you retarded? Did you not think you were part of the botnet already? You are a typical windows user, that's for sure.
I hope they really do, but I don't believe what they say because microsoft lies out the ass.
In any case I'm already using windows 10. I was avoiding it but then I realized I was fully immersed in the android ecosystem and that I also use chrome because it's the only browser worth a shit so meh, the nsa already has a clone of me inside their hdds. The botnet is just too comfy now to leave.
Hey guys apparently according to microsoft this is false and they have NO PLANS to increase privacy. It was just a lie to get clicks. (pic related)
they won't do this
This is a hilarious set of news;
The false news is microsoft admitting that there was always-on telemetry that the user could not do anything about, and the real news is microsoft saying 'we have no plans of changing this'.
Microsoft is admitting that there will always be telemetry in windows 10 that you cannot turn off.
The 'you can turn off telemetry' has been one of the biggest excuses for win10 faggots.