Microsoft Trying to Spy on Windows 7 & 8.1

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RonT

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There have been many complaints about privacy issues on Windows 10. Now they are trying to sneak in the same issues on Windows 7 & 8.1 using Windows Updates.
Check the following on your "installed updates" for the month of August and uninstall. There are no ill effects for doing so, but it will prevent Microsoft from spying on you.
KB 3068708
KB 3022345
KB 3080149
KB 3075249
 

opos

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Have none installed but 3080149 is on the list of updates available but shown as not important...
 
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I love these uninformed generalised posts...

Yes if you post kiddie porn on your Microsoft onedrive, they will see it and are authorized to contact law enforcement.

Use common sense people.
 

Bull Barrel

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It's information mining. And the IRS is probably involved as they are in W10. If you use your computer for business taxe reporting, etc you MUST use W10. Now they are importing this into W7&8.
 

HawkEyeEarl

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There is no such thing as common sense outside of what any one person thinks.
But you can try to convince folks there is such and they are wrong for not agreeing with you because they do not have common sense.
common sense guns laws etc
When you are in your own crowd you might believe in some common sense, but that is well ...an exception
:)
 

Robes

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I turned off "the Cloud" and Cortana. I delete "The Cloud" and I did not initiate One Drive. I have no use for any of it. I consider it invasive and unwanted. I do not see any option/method to delete Cortana or One Drive.
 

rimmer

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I still use Vista and I hope I don't have these problems, or do I?

I just went back into M updates and went back a full year. There is no matching updates as the ones posted here.
I guess I'm GTGO.
 

RonT

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TitanX said:
I'll ask again, does anyone know the specific form the 'spying' takes, or is this based on suspicion of what might be possible?
Why don't you do a Google search for Windows 10 privacy concerns and find out for yourself. We are not here to hold your hand. :)
 
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TitanX said:
RonT said:
TitanX said:
I'll ask again, does anyone know the specific form the 'spying' takes, or is this based on suspicion of what might be possible?
Why don't you do a Google search for Windows 10 privacy concerns and find out for yourself. We are not here to hold your hand. :)

I think there is a modest burden on the OP to explain what the heck he's talking about.

Agreed 100% let's hear it!
 

RonT

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TitanX said:
RonT said:
TitanX said:
I'll ask again, does anyone know the specific form the 'spying' takes, or is this based on suspicion of what might be possible?
Why don't you do a Google search for Windows 10 privacy concerns and find out for yourself. We are not here to hold your hand. :)

I think there is a modest burden on the OP to explain what the heck he's talking about.
Search here www.komando.com
Happy now? :)
 

mohavesam

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Folks - - remember one thing that has not changed since 1988. EVERY keystroke on any Apple or Microsoft computer routes through Langley and/or Eugene (The DOE's Titans are next...). What OS you choose has almost zero bearing, and now even TOR network & JAP users are being closely monitored.

There is no privacy expectation here. Even using the new Boeing & Lockheed virtual drawing (DoD) software, we received two warnings (so far) that unless you're on a State Dept. or in some cases Naval Intel machine, there is no privacy expectation.

Suffice it to say every keystroke is available to someone wearing a sidearm, somewhere... Heck, if you have cable TV or a satellite dish...

Paranoia is for those who don't understand.
 
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