Is putting personal information on a Windows 8/10 computer suicide?

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barbaro_strong: We are M$. Resistance is futile. Your puters and lappies will adapt to service us. We will add your technology to our own. M$ has announced that Windows is NOT a top priority. Pushing people to use the cloud and mobile has become their main focus now. Now the truth about 10 is coming out.

If you have Windows 10 you can not be guaranteed protection. M$ built a back door into it and plans on spying on its users. It is spyware masquerading as an OS. Why do you think it is free. If you're not paying for it, you’re not the customer, you’re the product being sold. M$ has many "options" for you to lose your data and personal info. Between the glitches in Cortana, One Drive, and the fact that M$ can bypass any firewall you have to phone home just how safe do you think anything is.

From Computersecurity wikia:

A backdoor is a means of access to a computer program that bypasses security mechanisms. (WINDOWS 10 data collection bypasses all firewalls) A programmer may sometimes install a backdoor so that the program can be accessed for troubleshooting or OTHER PURPOSES. However, attackers often use backdoors that they detect or install themselves, as part of an exploit.

From Wikipedia

Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge. Spyware is mostly classified into four types: system monitors, trojans, adware, and tracking cookies. Spyware is mostly used for the purposes of tracking and storing Internet users' movements on the Web and serving up pop-up ads to Internet users.

From Toms's Hardware:

When Microsoft created Windows 10, it tied in numerous monitoring and data collection tools. The operating system is capable of gathering your search history, web usage, Windows Store usage, details of what applications you use, voice recordings, emails, geographic information and just about anything else that is on your PC. This information is gathered in part for improving Windows-based services, but it is also used for market research and advertising purposes.

Once the hard core virus writers discover how to use this to their advantage there will be no stopping them.

Then there is the fact that you can not refuse updates. From this point on you will not be able to refuse updates of any kind. What that really means is that M$ can install or delete anything it wants on your puter anytime it wants. Their attitude is, tough we now control you and your puters and there is nothing you can do about it. The other reason for forcing updates on you is to also force new releases of the OS on you.

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barbaro_strong:
No. Windows doesn't send personal information unless you volunteer it. Even then a Microsoft engineer can't get at that data directly. It gets reviewed first and the engineer only gets the data needed to fix a specific problem if it contains no personal information. There's a really good write up about how telemetry works in Windows if you're interested.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpr…

Anwar Haikal:
Nah. On the contrary, Windows 10 is more secured. You just have to tweak the settings a bit and disallow your PC to send reports and data to Microsoft.
Ron75:
I wouldn't recommend doing it on Windows 10 especially as everything you put on that goes into a Microsoft server. I put nothing at on it except some sites that I administer.

Ron

misterdressagequeen:
yes, because windows 10 tracks you and sends your info to MS.

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