They are not even hiding it anymore, Microsoft logs all your key presses and stores it in their data centres.
If you value your privacy, you have to switch to linux.
Windows 9 was as anti-privacy as I could have possibly imagined and was pretty much written by Orwell.
Looks like they found a way to make it worst.
What'll end up happening in the long run is 3rd-parties developing ways to update older more secure OSs to compensate when MS stops supporting them to try to force people to upgrading to the newer Draconian shit
They tried to force their shit with the Xbox One and the backlash was so massive they had to remove everything and the sales of the console are complete shit now. If this is true you will have to make an even bigger shitstorm for this. Linux is too complicated for the mainstream users. They are never going to switch.
excuse me I meant
>not using a designer, customized version of MacOS
if there was one person in the Linux community with a lick of marketing sense they'd get a few million rounded up and develop a proper consumer-friendly version of Linux that's also privacy-conscious.
>as made by the same people who design their smartphones to be back-doored and have everything accessed (including GPS, audio, and camera) by the government and Apple even when you think it's turned off.
Good idea, brah
the whole point of the technical preview is to evaluate the os and discover any bugs, of course Microsoft is going to collect data to improve windows 10. They outright say not to use it on your everyday computer or if you are dealing with sensitive data
> you have to switch to linux.
I tried but it was hard. There are like 500 versions of Linux. I mean Ubuntu, Gentoo, Gnome, OpenSUSE, Mint etc. What do those even mean? How do I know I am getting the right one? They all look different and I dont know what is the most update. And what about video games? How do I know they will work there? I have 1,000 steam games.
Is easier to know what is the latest version of windows and install it.
>muh 0$ cost to compromise
>mun 100% success rate
the whole point of the preview is to test out and improve the system. Why shit your pants if they're actively working on the interface?
>trusting Microsoft with privacy concerns, ever
at least Google is relatively straightforward and honest with how they spy on you
Microshit is openly in collaboration with the major government agencies, who after all are their biggest customers
Yess yesss who cares about privacy? If you have done nothing then you have nothing to hide goy.
What sorrt of setup should I look into so that I can write subversive novels? Ideally, I would be able to upload my material to places as well without judging eyes and fingers.
I need a word processing suite (openoffice, whatever) and that's really it.
It's all eerily reminiscent of IBM and the Nazis.
I heard the patching process is the backdoor, since all exploits are remote access exploits they simply give them to the spooks first, roll out the patch later.
Wait, there was a win 9?
So instead of taking a bit to make a decent OS, they put out a bunch of shitty ones so people keep spending money to upgrade to escape the previous pile of shit. Repeat ad nauseum.
I'm on 8.1 and I hate it. I'd voluntarily downgrade to 7 if I could. This is a COMPUTER, not a smartphone, I don't want it to be a smartphone, if I wanted a phone I'd buy a fucking phone. Shit. Got fixes for it and still can't eliminate that shit.
They keep pushing you to register with an email account to access your computer. And hotmail is giving me grief about verification for my account I've had for years. "update my security info." its alternate address listed was one I made at age 12 and don't have a password to anymore, and the cunts won't let me change it. So they texted a code to my phone to let me get into my email. Now they have my phone number, including area code. Fucking bullshit. There is a windows store app (yes "app", not program, "app") on windows 8. "Give us more money for inferior, flawed spyware."
>tfw too dumb for linux
>there are still subhumans who use the windowed jew
>Only criminals care about this.
Don't you see?
By coming to /pol you are already a thought criminal. What would Becky down the hall think? Better yet, what will she say, and to whom?
Windows XP pro user here
Man Im glad I never Downgraded to later versions of what micro$shaft came out with.
I swore I would never buy another micro$shaft product ever again, and I've held that promise since 2000
They can market it as a good thing for the consumer. It worked here so why not?
Linux is easy, just lurk /g/ for a bit
I'd actually recommend installing Gentoo one time because it takes you through, step by step, how you build Linux from the ground up. It's pretty cool.
>there are people on /pol/ right now who actually use windows
>microsoft caught in the past collecting info and sending it to the feds
>all that kinect spying bullshit
>B-BUT ITS JUST FOR DEVELOPERS! THEY ALWAYS DO THIS!
Yeah uh huh. This will still be in the final consumer version and after a couple of months or a year they will pretend it was a bug and ''remove it''.
it's OhKay my virtual digital tovarisch
If not for the old games I still play on this OS which require at least M$ XP I'd be using an Android tablet for all my computing needs.
as for viruses and trojans?? pffft...that's what Format Drive C: was made for.
>there are people on /pol/ right now who actually think the alternatives are any better when alphabet soups have full access to pretty much all data going through any fucking site.
This is your future waifu if you keep supporting microsoft.
no, no we won't
I won't be upgrading to Windows 8 or 9 or 10 or whatever they're calling their latest abomination
hell, Microsoft is losing 20 billion a year on 100 million revenue, they are not going to be a company much longer
>Microsoft is watching your every move on the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview
the fuck did he expect? It's a preview they released for people to test so they need to check what works and what doesn't
I hope Samsung buys them out in the end.
It would be a fitting just end for MS.
Taking Korean dick up their exhausted corpse.
If this was the release version it would be. But there is a valid reason on why they are doing it for alpha versions of the OS. The only shitty thing here is that they don't make it especially clear to the user. But then most people wouldn't agree to it, and they wouldn't get nearly as much data.
Seems like they do this only in the preview, to help improve performance and shit, since it's a developer preview.
Maybe you should stop sensationalizing your headlines and report what your sources say, you gigantic fucking faggot.
>what my own system told me to do
On initial startup, you make an account, it wants to link to your windows account IE email used with the windows store and their shit. Supposedly to make it safer to use (IE so you don't forget your password, for literal retards) and easier to upgrade. Except it's for trying to make you buy shit and probably to keep tabs on you.
8.1 is shit. Those damned edges...charms or whatever. Even when you disable them in settings, which you have to hit up like five different menus to do, they STILL occur. using mousepad...oh, edges activated! up pops metro sidebar, I have to click out to get back to regular computer. I got classic shell to get straight to desktop at startup, but can't find a good workaround for the charms shit yet. "Tap here." CLICK, YOU MEAN CLICK, IT'S A COMPUTER HOLY SHIT.
Not forced, but strongly suggested. Very strongly.
"Sure, you don't have to give us an email account to access your own computer through, but you might spontaneously combust otherwise."
You aren't supposed to be using it as your every day OS. It's a preview build, they want you to find bugs. Not check your email and pirate the latest adam sandler movie while jerking off.
sure goy, first it was the stupid live account of windows 8, next they will surely protect your privacy further not spying on you.
Stop being a gullible little shit lord, this will be part of the release version or at the very least a service pack.
Goys like you are more than willing to give up your privacy
If linux fans ACTUALLY want more people to use linux, then something will have to be done about making it idiot proof.
Joe blogs doesn't want to spend hours reading up on how to install fucking graphics card drivers/etc.
He just wants to install shit and start browsing the net like Windows/OSX.
Why the fuck hasn't anyone made a distro that just werx? Even mint you still have a fuck around a bit.
Im sure the final touch to winblows 10 will be an evil artificial intelligence overlord to oversee all your activity and gently troll you into a slow degenerate state of sanity.
Shut the fuck up and report what your sources say goddamnit. It's people like you that spread non-facts as facts because you want reactions. Report what the article says, then tell everyone to be aware that it could be in future releases. Don't report your speculations as fact, like you did in the OP, retard.
as I said earlier, the dude that makes a consumer-friendly version that's not Ubuntu will be sitting on a gold mine
I'd model it after MacOS, at least the versions before a couple years ago.
>kids like these smartphones
>let's make the new OS to look like a smartphone
>lol so trendy
>we apple now
>b-but, says the lone engineer, it reduces usability and may put off older customers used to the old interface and terminology and...
>silence, the profits are calling
Win 8 also is system taxing. Half the time my fan was going, no reason, processor maxxed out, not even doing anything resource heavy. So I research, and lo and behold it's windows 8 being a resource hog. And their monitor has two readings: either 0% or 100%. Fucking retarded.
It's a development build, the release OS won't do this because it would break lotsa laws.
If you're dealing with sensitive enough info there is 0% chance of hiding it from those interested. There was a story about a man writig about the Nsa, he had the computer in a secure room, never connected to the net and pages were self deleting, being changed and so on.
Where is the free-market fix for this ongoing problem?
Why has no enterprising Libertarian code monkey created a decently-priced, secure, dependable, operating system, that is compatible with all games and workplace programs, and then made tens of billions of buckaroos selling it to the billions of people who would stampede to his door?
Well? Libertarians? Need an answer here...
listen to this goy guys, microsoft would never spy on you for monetary gain ever. They are a respectable company that would never give their customer data to government agencies or to marketers.
Microsoft is innocent in all of this, the information they collect is for your own safety, that is all.
Daily reminder the NSA is watching every one, and they aren't benevolent.
Think all this is for catching terrorists? >No, the NSA haven't stopped any terrorists:
You think you data isn't going to be used? >False, the NSA's data collection is being used for character assassinations and blackmail:
Think you're not high profile enough? >72 Types Of Americans That Are Considered Potential Terrorists In Official Government Documents:
Think you can hide? >Jacob Applebaum explains how they are spying on you in ways you can't even conceive of:
Think encryption will save you? >NSA has quantum computers
Think you can just ignore it? >There is a social-politacally astroturf war, chances are you're no longer talking to a real anon.
How can you tell who is who?
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Raw: Snowden Sends Christmas Day Message to US
30c3: To Protect And Infect, Part 1 Militarization of the internet.
>THE NSA HAS PERMANENT ACCESS TO YOUR HARD DRIVES
>THEY CAN TURN ON YOUR WIFI EVEN IF YOU HAVE PHYSICALLY TURNED IT OFF
>THEY CAN INTERCEPT YOUR INTERNET TRAFFIC FROM UP TO 8 MILES AWAY
>THEY ARE SHOOTING RF INTO YOUR HEAD AT 1KW
>THEY HAVE GUARANTEED ACCESS TO YOUR MICROPHONE AND CAMERA
>THEY CAN TAKE PICS WITH YOUR WEBCAM
>THROUGH SWEEPING DATA COLLECTION THEY WILL VIEW YOUR DATA
>THEY KNOW ALL ABOUT YOU
>THEY CAN DISCRIMINATE AGAINST YOU
>NO ONE HAS DONE ANYTHING TO STOP THEM
>TOR IS NOT SAFE
>THE NSA IS COLLECTING SO MUCH DATA THEY ARE HAVING TROUBLE READING EVERYTHING
>THEY HAVE A RECORD THAT WILL GO BACK 15 YEARS
>THEY WILL SOON OUTLAW QUESTIONABLE DRAWN PORNOGRAPHY
>THEY WILL IMPRISON 4CHAN USERS
>ANONYMOUS IS VIEWED UPON AS INTERNET ACTIVISTS
>7 YEARS IN JAIL BECAUSE SOME NSA SHILL POSTED CONTENT THAT WAS SAVED IN YOUR TEMP FOLDER
>ITS MUCH WORSE THAN WHAT YOU KNOW
>LEGISLATORS HAVE NO IDEA WHATS GOING ON
>NO MATTER WHAT COUNTRY YOU ARE IN THEY CAN TRACK YOU
>YOU CANT RUN
>OUTER SPACE IS THE ONLY SAFE PLACE
>THEY CAN TURN THEIR SATELLITES AROUND AND EVEN SEE YOU THERE
>YOU ONLY LOST IF YOU THINK YOU LOST<
>ONLY YOU CAN STOP THIS<
List of NSA code names for reference
Ars Technica is a widely-respected tech journalism site, and their articles are all well-sourced. These all deal with the wanton data collection and collaboration of the NSA and the UK's GCHQ.
>of course Microsoft is going to collect data to improve windows 10
Way to water down the issue. As if data collection can't be voluntary.
>"Examples of data we collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data"
Oh yea. All that info is going to help them "evaluate the os and discover bugs". Please MS, take my SS# and blood type while you're here.
Even congressmen aren't safe. Imagine who has the real power here with this sort of information, maybe that's why nobody who gets elected nothing actually truly changes
>The National Security Agency on Saturday released a statement in answer to questions from a senator about whether it “has spied, or is … currently spying, on members of Congress or other American elected officials”, in which it did not deny collecting communications from legislators of the US Congress to whom it says it is accountable.
>On Saturday, the New York Times published a letter from Robert Litt, in which the general counsel for the Office of National Intelligence denied allegations that Clapper lied to Congress in March, when questioned about NSA domestic surveillance.
Thanks to Snowden, we now know the NSA:
* Had James Clapper lie under oath to us - on camera - to Congress to hide the domestic spying programs [Occured in March, revealed in June](http://www.nationalreview.com/article/350699/clappers-lie-charles-c-w-cooke).
* Warrantlessly accesses records of every phone call that routes through the US thousands of times a day [June] (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/06/nsa-phone-records-verizon-court-order)[September] (http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/nsa-broke-rules-call-tracking-96571.html)
* Steals your private data from every major web company (Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, et al) via PRISM[June] (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/06/us-tech-giants-nsa-data) and pays them millions for it [August] (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/23/nsa-prism-costs-tech-companies-paid)
* Pays major US telecommunications providers (AT&T, Verizon, et al) between $278,000,000-$394,000,000 annually to provide secret access to all US fiber and cellular networks (in violation of the 4th amendment). [August] (http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-paying-us-companies-for-access-to-communications-networks/2013/08/29/5641a4b6-10c2-11e3-bdf6-e4fc677d94a1_story.html)
* Intentionally weakened the encryption standards we rely on, put backdoors into critical software, and break the crypto on our private communications [September] (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/us/nsa-foils-much-internet-encryption.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&;)
>Why ‘I Have Nothing to Hide’ Is the Wrong Way to Think About Surveillance
>Debunking The Dangerous “If You Have Nothing To Hide, You Have Nothing To Fear”
>If You've Got Nothing To Hide, You've Actually Got Plenty To Hide
>'I've Got Nothing to Hide' and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy
Linux is not compatible with windoze software, without using a virtual windoze OS running within the Linus OS, so no, it's not an answer.
Besides, Linux is free, making it communist.
The NSA collects now for about 15 years all data it can get its hands on
The NSA has an warped interpretation of language (Eric Arthur Blair might have been on to a thing or two) – they say their surveillance is not surveillance
The NSA could shut down bot-nets with QUATUMBOT and COMMONDEER, however chooses not to so (so much for "protecting" us)
The NSA has build The Great Firewall Of The Earth
The NSA uses QUANTUMINSERT to insert malware into websites inlucding e.g. CNN.com
If the NSA is for some reason restricted by law, they collaborate with their partners (e.g. GCHQ or BND) who do not have that restriction
The NSA loves Yahoo and CNN.com
The NSA uses SOMBERKNAVE to use your WiFi-gear (even if you switched if off per software)
The NSA uses STUCCOMONTANA to own the BIOS on your PC
The NSA targets the infrastructure in its totality, _not_individual targets
The NSA uses DROPOUTJEEP / STRAITBIZARRE to own iPhones
The NSA uses IRATEMONK to own the firmware of harddrives
The NSA uses MONKEYCALENDAR to install applications on SIM cards, which will then track when and where the user goes
The NSA is interested that people's hardware and software is vulnerable to attacks – they have zero interest in making hardware and software safe
The NSA uses ARKSTREAM / TWISTERDKILT to target the "Host Protected Area" on a hard drive
The NSA says it is "interdiction" when they steal mail in order to manipulate hardware
The NSA uses (among others) BULLDOZER / KONGUR to implant bugs into your computer
The NSA uses IRONCHEF to add an two-way radio to an computer
The NSA uses COTTONMOUTH-I (CM-I) to put a wireless bridge into an USB-connector (!)
The NSA uses COTTONMOUTH-II (CM-II) to put a wireless bridge into an USB-plug (!)
The NSA uses active(!) radar with up to 2 kW (!) to "illuminate" an bugged target hardware, which will send out data via the ANGRYNEIGHBOR exploit hardware
>If you value your privacy, you have to switch to linux.
I really want to but muh programs. Its such a bother always needing to check if there is a linux compatible version of whatever you want to install or use
>One of Silicon Valley’s most respected technology experts, Steve Blank, says he would be “surprised” if the US National Security Agency was not embedding “back doors” inside chips produced by Intel and AMD, two of the world’s largest semiconductor firms, giving them the possibility to access and control machines.
>LONDON (AP) — A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency's hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft's internal reporting system to spy on their targets.
William H. Pauley III
Among his notable decisions was that involving Ben-ami Kadish, a U.S. national who pleaded guilty to passing classified information to Israel. On December 27, 2013, he also ruled that the NSA's bulk collection of metadata on nearly every phone call made in the United States is legal. Pauley's ruling contrasted with a ruling of a similar suit in the D.C. District by Richard J. Leon.
>implying internet activists won't just develop a software to disable it and hand it out
when windows 10 comes out, just wait anananmous to fix it before installing it. problem solved
You're not listening to me, faggot.
You reported your speculation as if it were fact. It is not. Report what your sources say, not what you feel. After you report the facts, then move on to speculation and probabilities.
I'm not defending MS at all. They were proven to be part of the PRISM program that spies on everyone and reports to the gubment. I'm simply asking for you to report what is known, what the source says, then move on to what is probably happening.
So that's basically why I've seen a lot of movies inspired by my ideas... I was wondering if holywood had implanted me with a mind reading chip but it seems like they've find a much easier way...
Snowden Has More U.S.-Israel Secrets to Expose: Greenwald
Greenwald Reveals NSA Israeli Intelligence Deal
Snowden releases information on US giving Israel private information on Americans
Dianne Feinstein on NSA: ‘It’s called protecting America’
Feinstein promotes bill to strengthen NSA's hand on warrantless searches
NSA 'routinely' shares Americans' data with Israel - Snowden leak
NSA and Israeli intelligence: memorandum of understanding – full document
NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Israel
DID YOU KNOW?: Two Secretive Israeli Companies Reportedly Bugged The US Telecommunications Grid For The NSA
Use a power strip and just unplug everything when you're not using it.
It won't stop them from accessing your files while you are online, but hopefully you'll notice the activity when they do & shut off manually.
Don't leave your computer on and accessible all night.
Stop using laptops with a built in camera, use a modular desktop with a camera you can unplug from the USB.
Most of all, say "screw you" to the NSA. If they come forward with, or leak any incriminating evidence against you, simply say they planted it in the files themselves. How can they prove they did not?
NSA has these capabilities, doesn't mean they are using them on illegitimate targets.
Now, you can get into a huge debate about foreign policy, about who should be surveilled, who shouldn't.
>wow its fucking nothing
1)Its the voluntary preview/beta of what use would be to microsoft if it had no way to see how the OS is used and if there are issues what have you.
2)Any OS you are trusting someone a whole lot, Apple love to hide what goes on under the hood. Linux is no better with thinks like shell shock, and Android gets shit tons of malware.
3)If you get some special snowflake OS you probably only single yourself out as someone actually worth spying on.
The NSA: Made in Israel
Is the NSA outsourcing its domestic spying to Israel?
Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.?
Snowden confirms NSA created Stuxnet with Israeli aid
What Was the Israeli Involvement in Collecting Communications Intel for NSA?
NSA leaker Snowden claimed U.S. and Israel co-wrote Stuxnet virus
Report: Obama Ordered Stuxnet to Continue After Bug Caused It to Spread Wildly
Shady Companies With Ties to Israel Wiretap the U.S. for the NSA
Snowden Claims That NSA Collaborated With Israel To Write Stuxnet Virus
Edward Snowden Confirms NSA Collaboration With Israel Over Stuxnet
Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying
Leaker Snowden says Israel, US created Stuxnet virus
Feinstein’s Support for N.S.A. Defies Liberal Critics and Repute