djackson 22568 (3/14/2016)
Is anyone here worried about windows 10 spying on you? It sends stuff to microsoft even after you turn off all the spy options.
I use my linux computers mostly and windows computer is there only for the rare software that I cannot run on linux.
People don't understand the level of spying going on. Examples of political sites visited are interesting, although I disagree that the government doesn't care about that. Didn't anyone notice the so-called Attorney General we have stated they are considering charging people with a crime just because they don't agree with the global warming BS? Do you really think the people in power aren't tracking who is pro-Trump or pro-Sanders?
Further, EVERYTHING on your PC is shared with MS, who in turn provides it to any fed who asks. Why do I want my bank account information, my passwords, et cetera, in the hands of the feds or MS?
People need to wake up and smell the violation of the constitution!
One last point, those who like to say they have nothing to hide, please email me your bank routing numbers and passwords. You have nothing to hide, right?
Little bit tinfoil, isn't it? First, *how* can MS share everything on your hard drive? Ever thought about how much bandwidth that would take? Second, it's easy to turn off most of the telemetry when you install 10. Just make sure to do a custom install when it asks. Or change the settings afterward. You can google how.
Third, if you're REALLY paranoid just block all MS IP addresses that receive telemetry on your firewall. You can easily google those addresses.
Personally, I have no trouble with 10, there's been a few hiccups early on but they fixed those, and all the upgrades I've done (online from home and from a retail copy at home (Vista machine, cough), and a dozen at work, both 32-bit and 64-bit) have all gone swimmingly. Nary a glitch in the lot.
I like 10. Much better than 8.1, which admittedly ran quickly and smoothly on an array of old hardware. (But that interface, blech).
This article isn't a Win 10 horror story, it's a backup horror story. 😛 I learned my lesson back in the CP/M days when I formatted my drive A: (a whopping 5MB!)--which I didn't realize was on the SAME DRIVE as my 5MB drive B: backup partition. Oops! (laughing)
Just because I am paranoid doesn't mean people aren't out to get me. 🙂
Seriously, there are plenty of articles from experts, not just me, where they did everything you said and found W10 was STILL phoning home.
Second, read the license agreement where it states you agree to share your data. All of it.
Third, to me, a story that starts off telling how an upgrade to W10 destroyed someone's data isn't a backup story, it is a W10 sucks story. Now I understand that I am reading it in a way that may not have been the author's intent. However my ability to "read between the lines" so to speak, is what has made me successful. Sure I could focus on the loss of data, but I prefer to do root cause analysis. In this case, the root cause of the failure was $h11ty MS software.
How would everyone respond if we upgraded SQL Server and it deleted all of your data? Why should I NEED to go to a backup just because I upgraded a product that is supposed to handle that?
Lastly, we can't gauge W10 by a standard like "experts can just block the IP addresses" because by definition, most people aren't experts. W10 is just the first step down a slippery slope. Why are we taking that step instead of finding another path?