Windows 10 introduces something new and highly unpleasant for its millions of consumers: the complete loss of control.

This revelation comes as Microsoft drip feeds nuggets of information ahead of Windows 10’s July 29th release and it is sure to spark anger and frustration as awareness grows. In a nutshell all upgraders to Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro (whether free or paid) will be forced to install every feature, patch and fix Microsoft throws at them or have their security updates cut off. This is just one of the ‘issues’ as the following video points out.

Here’s a video on deleting Windows 10 and going back to Windows 8:1

I don’t know about you…. but it has a haunting similarity to the Terminator Series! :/ That link just describes all the movies in ‘one’, if you’re not up to speed on them.

At the launching of Windows 10 Technical preview, many news outlets have been publishing articles stating that the Windows 10 Technical Preview is a “keylogger,” it is “spying” on you, or collecting “private data”. Yes, it was true.

Below are the information that Microsoft collect when you install Windows 10 Technical preview:

  • Information about your device and application.
  • Collect information about voice input features like speech-to-text.
  • Information about the opening of a file, information about the file itself, the application used to open the file, and how long it takes.
  • Information about when you enter a text, they may collect typed characters.

These 4 main sources of data collection are enough to monitor you and your device completely. The statistics about the so famous technical preview demonstrate that over one million people have registered to download Windows 10 via the Windows Insider Program. The statistics do not clearly specify the exact number of downloads for Windows 10 Technical preview but what is sure is that the sensitive information of over one million users have been successfully caught up.

One of the latest and more important release from Windows Blog on July 2, 2015 6:01 am,  says that the soon coming Windows 10 is preparing to Upgrade One Billion Devices. Certain sources pretend that the “monitoring system”previously used in Windows 10 Technical Preview will be removed at the Official launch of Windows 10. Unless the launch of Windows 10 final version and it’s privacy policy is accomplished , no one could really say that the monitoring feature will be removed. Read the whole Article at Reality News

Related Windows 10 Articles:

Disclose TV

Windows 10 Shares Wifi Passwords

Forbes Article

Information Week Article

How to Uninstall Windows 10 Technical Preview

For those who want to keep the ‘dodgy windows 10….’

How to Uninstall and Block Updates and Drivers in Windows 10

Article and Video at Disclose TV on protecting yourself (if you have Windows 10)

Yes, it may be an unusual ‘listen’, but well worth it, the main info kicks in further into the video!

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6 responses »

  1. afreestyler says:

    Reblogged this on Apanache and commented:

    This was an amazing read.. including the Article at Reality News.. here’s an excerpt: At the launching of Windows 10 Technical preview, many news outlets have been publishing articles stating that the Windows 10 Technical Preview is a “keylogger,” it is “spying” on you, or collecting “private data”. Yes, it was true.

    Below are the information that Microsoft collect when you install Windows 10 Technical preview:

    Information about your device and application.
    Collect information about voice input features like speech-to-text.
    Information about the opening of a file, information about the file itself, the application used to open the file, and how long it takes.
    Information about when you enter a text, they may collect typed characters.
    These 4 main sources of data collection are enough to monitor you and your device completely. The statistics about the so famous technical preview demonstrate that over one million people have registered to download Windows 10 via the Windows Insider Program. The statistics do not clearly specify the exact number of downloads for Windows 10 Technical preview but what is sure is that the sensitive information of over one million users have been successfully caught up.

    One of the latest and more important release from Windows Blog on July 2, 2015 6:01 am, says that the soon coming Windows 10 is preparing to Upgrade One Billion Devices. Certain sources pretend that the “monitoring system”previously used in Windows 10 Technical Preview will be removed at the Official launch of Windows 10. Unless the launch of Windows 10 final version and it’s privacy policy is accomplished , no one could really say that the monitoring feature will be removed.

  2. Gatekeeper says:

    How do you disable it

    • Jaqui says:

      Do you mean ‘how to disable it updating to windows 10″? For that what I did was… just right click on the windows ‘icon’ bottom right of the taskbar, and ‘uncheck’ where I had ‘reserved’ my update.
      More info on how to do that at Windows and at TechJourney

    • Jaqui says:

      Have also just updated the article to include some information on removing Windows 10 etc.. Just let me know if you’re still having problems.

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