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Old 08-18-2016, 10:42 AM   #1
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LXer: Windows 10 needs proper privacy portal says EFF

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Slams 'questionable tactics to cause users to download software many didn’t want'The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has called on Microsoft to offer a “single unified screen” on which Windows 10 users can control how Windows 10 deals with their personal information and monitors their use of the OS.…

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Microsoft's data gathering, especially in Windows 10 and Cortana, may encourage Windows users to switch to Linux. It certainly gave me a boost to switch from dabbling with Linux distros to becoming a user of one or other Linux distribution. I'm not the only one to dislike Microsoft's invasion of privacy, either. My friend now has Linux Mint running on her computer (being one of the easiest distros, if not the easiest, for a Windows user). After a year of using (mostly) Ubuntu and Linux Mint, I now feel I've come 'home' when using my Linux box. When I do use Windows now (after many years of being a Windows user) nowadays I don't feel comfortable. Maybe Microsoft has done Linux a favour?


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