Does Windows 10 spy on personal emails, images, credit cards, more

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“From the moment an account is created, Microsoft begins watching. The company saves customers’ basic information – name, contact details, passwords, demographic data and credit card specifics,” explains a new report from the online Newsweek.

“But it also digs a bit deeper,” the report says.

“Other information Microsoft saves includes Bing search queries and conversations with the new digital personal assistant Cortana; contents of private communications such as email; websites and apps visited (including features accessed and length of time used); and contents of private folders,” the warning explains.

“Furthermore, ‘your typed and handwritten words’ are collected.’”

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  1. The problem I see is that everything from TVs to telephones use a computer built in to watch every move we make.
    So if you are not dressed properly in your own home someone can see you like you were at third and main streets, USA.
    This is illegal. We still have laws on the books that prevent someone from taking pictures of minors that may or may not be dressed in their own bedrooms in their own homes. It is called Carnal Knowledge. It is illegal for a stranger to peek into your home without permission.
    I use Windows 7 on this computer for things that Linux did not bother to make available. Such as labels that print a lot closer to the edge of the paper than a normal office program will give you.
    Otherwise, I currently use Edubuntu 14.4 Linux. There is even software free out there for every conceivable program use in existence in the Linux side of things. Such as TOR BUNDLE. Edubuntu also gives you the option of a Wndows XP type desktop if you ask for it.
    TOR Bundle is a security package that keeps them guessing as to where you are.
    I am not currently using TOR Bundle. Though I might in the near future.
    The advantage for simply normal use is the very large number of free programs. Included in the ISO file is Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, Libre Office(Free) and a competent writing program, spreadsheet, etc. It is almost equivalent to Microsoft Office Business Edition that runs about $500. Not quite on the same level of control.
    There is even a package out there that I do not use but is available similar to Microsoft Publisher.
    Ubuntu is the program of choice right now. But probably not for long as they are trying their best to duplicate the image of Windows 8.
    Instead of a desktop you have squares with programs in them. I dislike that image.
    I tried version 8.1 on a computer. I did not like it.
    Neither is their much literature out there on how to take control of your computer under 8. I assume 10 is going to be even worse.
    For instance, I use 120 instead 43 on a desktop to give it more space. Do not see that option available on 8.1 or is it 8.2.
    Ubuntu has gone mainstream. That is a problem. Android is nothing more than Ubuntu. So even if you do not like it you are stuck with it because the access password is normally not available to change it.
    Hackers should have a field day with Android for that reason. They can break into Android. I am not that knowledgeable.
    The code in which the operating system is in is UNIX. But there are at least 6 versions of UNIX commonly used. The reason Apple has been relatively safe over the years is it is written in UNIX rather than C Plus Plus as windows is written.
    Hackers are normally not taught UNIX. But the information for it is readily available to every day people without much computer knowledge.
    Linux has one great advantage. Over ten thousand programmers work with it as volunteers. That means a Virus Fix is available often times where it is not in Microsoft. They simply trail Linux in responding to problems.
    I propose that all of us use a Linux based internet system. Use Windows for what it was intended for, which is complete control of a document or documents. Use Windows for labels on your printer.
    The nightmare in all security’s heads is the operating system on a stick. Using a TOR Bundle, they cannot even locate where you are at.
    Linux has operating systems out there that either boot from a CD or a USB Stick. They then are implanted into RAM and run from there.
    The public version is not fixed up right at the current time. In the future, you may be able to carry your operating system in a wallet or a purse and use it where ever a computer is available set up in BIOS to look for a CD or USB Stick first. Anything not stored on the stick is lost when you turn the machine off. No EMAILS available here Hillary! They disappear when you shut the ram down on a computer by pulling the switch(power supply) or when you shut it down.
    Raspberry PI is such a system. It is in development and a toy right now. It runs off a normal TV instead of a monitor. It currently uses HDMI on your TV. The initial cost is $35 plus shipping. You have to have accessories to run it. It currently has only 4 USB ports. It will run WIFI devices such as mice and keyboards. It is not for the rank amateur. But it is a great tool to increase your knowledge of computers.
    The real cost is about $100 with computer accessories, but it is still rather cheap.
    One program actually acts as a Roku device. It is all on depends on whatever micro SD card you place in there to operate the machine.
    I like Edubuntu over Ubuntu because of all the educational games and programs it has. I like control and choices as to how my machine operates. Mint is a good alternative system. The operating system has a date on it. 14.4 means it was originated for the public in April 2014. They normally come out every six months. So 14.10 would be October 2014.
    I still have to use Windows for a grandchild’s schooling at home. Their conference program only works with Windows and JAVA. They use Windows exclusively on the computers they give to Home Schoolers. JAVA is a problem. One repairman I know considers it a sandbox full of bugs. In other words, it is a vulnerability for viruses on any kind of Windows and it is updated frequently because of that.
    I am a trailing edge kind of person. Mainly because every version of Windows I have ever dealt with has bugs in the beginning that have to be worked out before it is really successful with the public.
    I am not their subject to experiment and perfect operating systems on.
    I’ll wait until they get it right before upgrading if I ever do.

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