I never signed up with social media. So, no.
BBjoe: Ubuntu does not have any back doors nor does it have a firewall bypass hard wired into it like 10 does.
Keep in mind there is a BIG difference between what web sites do and what 10 does. If you do not have 10 and run the proper security then there is little they can collect on you.
The first is to have a browser not written by M$ or Goggle. Second is to always surf in private browser mode with cookies turned off. If you need to sign in to a site turn on your cookies sign in do your thing then sign out and wipe your cookies from the hard drive. Third is to run a proper ad blocker. Forth is to have Flash turned off and the browser has to ask you if you want it on to watch a flash video. Fifth is to have super cookie killer add on so that when you are thru viewing flash video you can delete the super cookie that Flash plants on your system. They are just a few things you can do to control data collection on you.
There is a BIG difference between what is collect by the web and what 10 collects. You have options with the web and YOU DO NOT have options when it comes to 10. They made sure of that by hard wiring the code so you can not block them unless you have a router that has content filtering. You can add these to the content filter and block M$ until they create more 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, a-0001.a-msedge.net, choice.microsoft.com, choice.microsoft.com.nsatc.net, compatexchange.cloudapp.net, corp.sts.microsoft.com, corpext.msitadfs.glbdns2.microsoft.com, cs1.wpc.v0cdn.net, df.telemetry.microsoft.com, diagnostics.support.microsoft.com, fe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net, feedback.microsoft-hohm.com, feedback.search.microsoft.com, feedback.windows.com, i1.services.social.microsoft.com, i1.services.social.microsoft.com.nsatc.n… , oca.telemetry.microsoft.com, oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net, pre.footprintpredict.com, redir.metaservices.microsoft.com, reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com, services.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com, settings-sandbox.data.microsoft.com, sls.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net, sqm.df.telemetry.microsoft.com, sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com, sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net, statsfe1.ws.microsoft.com, statsfe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net… statsfe2.ws.microsoft.com, survey.watson.microsoft.com, telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com, telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsat… telemetry.appex.bing.net, telemetry.appex.bing.net:443, telemetry.microsoft.com, telemetry.urs.microsoft.com, vortex.data.microsoft.com, vortex-sandbox.data.microsoft.com, vortex-win.data.microsoft.com, watson.live.com, watson.microsoft.com, watson.ppe.telemetry.microsoft.com, watson.telemetry.microsoft.com, watson.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net… wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
I want you to look at all the servers they have set up to receive all the data that they CLAIM THEY ARE NOT collecting.
They also have a bat file that will remove the updates that install the updates to 7 and 8.1 that add the Windows 10 checks and downgrades.
If you DO NOT have 10, don't worry, M$ is hard at work trying to find ways to trick you into getting 10 so you wont have to pay any penalties. Last month they changed the Get Windows 10 Free screen into behaving like MALWARE. When the window opens to offer you 10 for free and you click the red x to close the window, that was the same as excepting the installation date. Even tho in the past clicking the red x turn it down.
From Toms Hardware
Now, as we near the end of the free upgrade period, Microsoft’s malware-like upgrade system is becoming even more intrusive by autoscheduling upgrades to Windows 10. I noticed that the Windows 10 upgrade reminder pop-up on a Windows 7 PC was no longer asking me to upgrade; instead, it’s now informing me that it has already scheduled an update for May 17.
M$ claims to have changed this MALWARE like behavior but we got to wonder what other tricks they will deploy to trick and strong arm people into downgrading to 10.
There is concern about Win 10? Oh, you mean the tinfoil hat brigade that is freaking out because Microsoft uses anonymous data like how many pictures you put on your PC, or open on your PC in hopes to make a better product?
If you're worried about privacy, I assume you DO NOT use any social media, that not only does the exact same thing, but then also takes ownership of EVERYTHING you post, and can use your data, pics, posts, friends list in any fashion they deem necessary?
No one cares about Ubuntu. It's a niche product used by virtually no one.
No concerns on Windows 10! Have you been reading scare tactics again??
ALL OS's track what you do. It helps provide you with useful information.