534 Ways that Windows 10 Tracks You – From German Cyber Intelligence

The German Federal Cyberintelligence Agency BSI has released a report (PDF warning) (sections 1.2 and later are in English) that details the myriad ways that Windows 10 tracks users, and shows that unless you have an enterprise version of Windows, the various privacy settings make almost no difference. Only Enterprise Versions of Windows 10 Can … Continue reading “534 Ways that Windows 10 Tracks You – From German Cyber Intelligence”

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Dark Patterns: How Tech Companies Use Interface Design to Undermine Online Privacy

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force back in May. One reason many people know about the GDPR is because they were bombarded with emails asking them to accept updated privacy policies as a result. Another is that some companies have required people to agree to new terms and conditions when they … Continue reading “Dark Patterns: How Tech Companies Use Interface Design to Undermine Online Privacy”

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  • Mar 20, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • News, Privacy, Security,

Microsoft Windows 10 has a keylogger enabled by default – here’s how to disable it

Many Windows 10 users are unknowingly sending the contents of every keystroke they make to Microsoft due to an enabled-by-default keylogger. This function has been around since the beginning of Windows 10,¬†and is a prime example of why you should never go through the default install process on any Operating System. Windows 10 privacy has … Continue reading “Microsoft Windows 10 has a keylogger enabled by default – here’s how to disable it”

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  • Jul 21, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

France issues formal notice to Microsoft about Windows 10: “stop collecting excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent.”

The French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has issued a formal notice to Microsoft regarding Windows 10 privacy and security concerns. The agency, along with the other European countries in the Article 29 working group on data privacy, have been investigating Microsoft since the release of Windows 10 last year. The CNIL has been responsible … Continue reading “France issues formal notice to Microsoft about Windows 10: “stop collecting excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent.””

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