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The Windows 10 privacy debacle: Five big issues to consider


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Another great Tech Republic article!



"User privacy has been at the forefront of the conversation around Windows 10 since the launch of the new platform. Here are five specific issues that were highlighted by the debacle.

While awareness of user privacy has been rising throughout 2015, one of the biggest issues that has inflamed the conversation has been the release of Windows 10.

The latest version of Microsoft's flagship OS was released as a free download for existing users in July and it defaulted to sharing personal user information with the company. An option to disable the features in question was provided, but even if they were disabled, Windows 10 still seemed to be sending information back to Microsoft.

"Privacy continues to be a hot topic for consumers and it frustrates them to no end when they hear when companies use and expose private information about them without their knowledge," said Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at Intel.

The Windows 10 privacy controversy brought about plenty of backlash from the tech community but, more than that, it heightened the conversation around expectations of privacy in technology in general. Here are five big takeaways:"


The full article goes on to explore the five here: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-windows-10-privacy-debacle-five-big-issues-to-consider/?ftag=TREd8c0fa8


The five big takeaways that are explored are:


1. Personalization vs. privacy


2. Opt-out vs. opt-in


3. False options


4. Privacy is subjective


5. Companies vs. users



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