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- Date: July 31, 2015
Windows 10 Minidiges for New Features
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It turns out that Microsoft did not stop loving money at all, just decided to earn it in another way. Distribution stuffed with advertising. You can refuse it, but not for thanks. The most shameful example is the returned game "Solitaire", which was presented almost as a major innovation in Windows 10. To turn off the display of banners in the Solitaire, the user is asked for 90 rubles ($ 1.5). It would seem not a pity. But keep in mind that you will have to pay every month. It turns out that the user will upload more than one thousand rubles a year for only one “kerchief”.
In addition to embedded advertising in applications, users complain about advertising in Cortana, in the search bar, in Skype and so on.
Want to know what the new version of Windows 10 looks like? Just get free advertising newspapers from your inbox. The similarity is striking. With the only difference that advertising waste paper does not follow its readers, but Windows 10 collects all available data about the user and merges it into Microsoft.
In the license agreement, Windows 10 secured the right to monitor the user
Millions of fans of Microsoft products rushed to download and test the evaluation version of Windows 10. A little later, it became known that the new version of the operating system is not much different from the programs of the "Trojan Horse" class.
Researchers have found out that Windows 10 collects and sends all keystrokes to Microsoft. In addition, the Trojan sends the user's email address, information about his preferences and interests, the history of phone calls and even SMS text.
Insulted and indignant users turned to Microsoft, where they were presented with the text of the license agreement for using Windows 10 Preview. Each user voluntarily agreed to these terms when downloading the operating system from the Microsoft website (the notorious tick). The agreement states that the user gives Microsoft the right to collect data about him, and Microsoft uses personal data allegedly solely to improve the quality of its products:
“It’s not a problem.” Collect your name, email address, preferences and interests; browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; and application usage. "
Microsoft collects information about you, your devices, applications, networks, and how you use these devices, applications, and networks.The collected data includes your name, email address, preferences and interests (browser and file search history), information about calls, SMS, sensor data, etc.
Options to disable data transfer and stop total control of the user do not.
Windows 10 merges passwords on Wi-Fi
An interesting feature found Windows fans in the new version of their fetish. As it turned out, immediately after installation or upgrade in Windows 10, Wi-Fi Sense mode is turned on. In this mode, all user passwords for Wi-Fi networks are sent to the contact lists in Skype, Outlook, Facebook and also stored on Microsoft servers.
At first glance, it is convenient: your friends, once in the range of your wireless network, will get access to it. And Microsoft itself didn’t see any problem. First, passwords are transmitted in encrypted form. The recipient of the encrypted password will be able to connect to Wi-Fi when it is in the network coverage area, but allegedly cannot find out the password itself. Secondly, Wi-Fi Sense without demand sends passwords only from those networks to which the user has already connected before. For new networks, Wi-Fi Sense can be disabled.
Information security experts have a different opinion.Although the passwords are encrypted, a decrypted password is required to connect to the access point. Therefore, at some stage it appears in the device in the decoded form. His something and will intercept. Secondly, the password is tied to a specific network, that is, to the MAC address. By MAC, you can calculate the physical address of the residence of the network owner.
In general, experts note with bitterness the increasing degradation of privacy protection in Windows: storing passwords from Wi-Fi on Microsoft servers, transferring passwords to third parties and information about the location of your network, transferring data from your calendar to Microsoft through Cortana, storing the encryption key to data on disk on Microsoft servers, etc. And all this against the background of incessant news about massive surveillance by the NSA and the “fruitful cooperation” of special services and such giants as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, etc.