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Microsoft gives Insiders a first look at new privacy screen settings


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Today, a new build of Windows is hitting Insiders that are on the Fast ring. With build 17115, Microsoft is putting emphasis on a new section that will be dedicated to users' privacy and has highlighted some of the new features that can be expected in the latest update. These updates will reach the general public sometime in the spring but for now, let's have a close look at some of the new features and improvements.

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The changes to privacy settings will be evident from first boot, as users will be able to carefully craft the experience. While some of these portions will be nothing new, being available in current versions of Windows 10, there will be two new categories added to the familiar mix: Inking & Typing and Find my device.

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Microsoft has noted that while the new categories will be available to Fast ring Insiders, it won't show up in the same manner when presented to users. Some will review the privacy settings on a single screen, while others will see separate screens for each option. You can see from the screenshot above what a single screen menu option will look like and the dotted outline giving Microsoft's recommended setting option for the user. You don't have to necessarily choose that option, but you will have to choose one in order to move on to the next screen and boot into Windows.

 

By opting in to help Microsoft improve inking and typing, users will be giving away some data to help the firm "improve suggestion capabilities of applications and services running on Windows such as handwriting recognition, auto-completion, next word prediction and spelling correction in the many languages used by Windows customers". As always, the differences in screens and menus are meant to give users options and to see which one is better in the end for customers. Again, these options will become available to the general public in the spring and refinement of the experience is key.

 

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Very funny.... Only Insiders and MS Win 8/8.1/10 fans would think MS doing good.... If we compare EULA(all the MS products). Privacy Policy(all the MS products) with these privacy settings(old, new and future), we can confirm that this is just eyewash/brainwash/cheating to allure users to install this $h*t OS... Also, Windows 10 is not stable OS and MS changes every month/week and hence we can't stick to one version build of Win 10 which has good privacy.

 

@steven36 I accept that Win 7, 8.1 users are affected by MS too. However, you misunderstood the above as I mentioned the above ppl will accept to MS but Win7/8.1 users don't as they're aware of MS. In Win 10, we can't control much from our end since the base of Win10 build upon itself is a spyware. Most blocking functionality removed from Win10 but Win 7, 8.1 can make use of those missing tools/loop-holes.

 

Final Say! Linux is the current alternate for privacy & security well-defined than Spy Win 10.

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2 hours ago, vissha said:

Very funny.... Only Insiders and MS Win 8/8.1/10 fans would think MS doing good.... If we compare EULA(all the MS products). Privacy Policy(all the MS products) with these privacy settings(old, new and future), we can confirm that this is just eyewash/brainwash/cheating to allure users to install this $h*t OS... Also, Windows 10 is not stable OS and MS changes every month/week and hence we can't stick to one version build of Win 10 which has good privacy.

At lest in windows 10  they give some sort of  functionality  that shows you that it exist ,  even though it never has really turned it all off, they don't try to hide the fact it's there like they do in windows 7 and windows 8.1.

 

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Will an In-Place Dist Upgrade of Windows (with Windows Updates) Prevent Uninstalling Microsoft Telemetry updates later?

 

There is a lot of Microsoft spy ware included in certain updates nobody wants on their computers and if performing a Dist-Upgrade will embed them without an option to remove them later, then we would rather do the installation without them; and choose what we want to upgrade later.

 

Examples of Windows 7 Native Telemetry/Spyware updates and the necessary steps to harden your PC against Microsoft (TM) spy ware:

https://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/12/ancile-block-spying-on-windows-7-and-8/

https://superuser.com/questions/972501/how-to-stop-microsoft-from-gathering-telemetry-data-from-windows-7-8-and-8-1#972506

 

For windows 10 users, I recommend blackbird www.getblackbird.net/ , (also works on windows 7) O&O Shutup 10 https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 , and Spybot-Anti-beacon  https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/

For windows 7, Ancile, Blackbird, Spybot Anti-Beacon 

Also make sure your Persistent routes is clean under TCPIP parameters, I had 329 embedded entries the majority of which were pointing directly to Microsoft servers. 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters\PersistentRoutes]

Will an in-place dist upgrade of a Windows/OS with Updates included embed updates in such a way they cannot be uninstalled later?

 

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e8d69f27-ca0d-429c-a93b-8601f1adc0d6/will-an-inplace-dist-upgrade-of-windows-with-windows-updates-prevent-uninstalling-microsoft?forum=w7itproinstall

 

People  on windows 7 are in the same boat as people on windows 10,   but even worse many  don't  realize it's there or they do know it and are just in a state of denial    and  the typical  Windows user answer has always  said install this are that,   without any kind of ip sniffer logs proving what they recommend  even works . I  never seen none of these programs stop it all,  they only control it somewhat just like those settings Microsoft put in windows 10 . Even  if they made a program that could stop it all,  Microsoft would  just push out another update  and get around it,  that's the nature of the beast of closed source , only way to stop most all of it,  is to use a good interactive firewall and block it at  the root of the problem . I know this for a fact Windows 10 has a problem but i know Windows 8.1ans Windows  7  does too and  I'm not brainwashed to think any different , the updates are all distributed by the same company . You can  not  use another version of the same vendors  software expecting  better treatment and still get support  . 

 

With in the next few years  things are just going to deteriorate for Windows 7 users.  M$  is going to use every trick they can to get users off Windows 7 even many PR stunts like they pulled on windows XP  users  like you will be infected with a zombie virus and  with recent outbreaks many infections on windows didn't effect XP at all . And they don't care that you don't do updates on  old windows it just saves them money and the proved this by disabling updates on systems that don't use and anti-virus. They done this to XP users back in 2014 and they didnt care if you had a  anti-virus.    :tooth:

 

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3 hours ago, vissha said:

@steven36 I accept that Win 7, 8.1 users are affected by MS too. However, you misunderstood the above as I mentioned the above ppl will accept to MS but Win7/8.1 users don't as they're aware of MS. In Win 10, we can't control much from our end since the base of Win10 build upon itself is a spyware. Most blocking functionality removed from Win10 but Win 7, 8.1 can make use of those missing tools/loop-holes.

 

Final Say! Linux is the current alternate for privacy & security well-defined than Spy Win 10.

You can control   most all  of it  be it you use Windows 10 or Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 ..It just depends  in witch category of users you want to be in .

 

Here are the categories

1.  The masses who don't care about privacy and just take everything  that Microsoft says at face value as true  witch it's very easy to get caught  up in this because for years there was really no reason to not trust Microsoft but what they fail to realize those days are long  over when Bill and Steve left management  .

 

2. The haters with do nothing  but complain  and do nothing but add to the problem.

 

3. The problem solvers who have real  methods to block Microsoft from calling home , self updating  and self upgrading at a ip level .

 

4. People who have moved on away from Microsoft  to other platforms and it just depends on what platform you use  people who use Android are no better off than people who use Windows and  on  Linux while you're better off privacy wise ,  but  you must be willing to give up a lot of closed source software  witch may make you're life more easy , There getting there on Linux with the use of snaps were vendors will be able to  bring you closed source software to Linux but its not  quite there yet.

 

So right now you have ether be willing to give up something  or do some footwork yourself are you  can just wallow in the mire  or just join the masses you're choice.   :lol:

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