Windows 10 – Don’t Do it – EU needs to take action against this OS
If ever there was a need for EU Data Protection, then Microsofts Windows 10 is the REASON for the EU to kick Microsoft.
The “Technical Preview” has left me speechless in privacy terms. I have NEVER seen such a violation of EU Privacy law as this operating system. What are they drinking at Microsoft?
Step 1 – Don’t accept the Privacy defaults.
Select “customise” and see what you’re agreeing to. Initially the privacy statements look cool – until you dig a bit deeper. Two items may protect privacy but there are many many more that will sell your grandmother. What do I mean by this?
Step 2 – Financial Data is collected by Windows 10
You agree to allowing Microsoft to collect your banking financial information, including credit card and paypal details, card numbers and **SIT DOWN** THE SECURITY CODES (CSV) ON THE BACK OF YOUR CARD. Are you shitting me?
So all your finanical accounts and security codes are being collected by Microsoft?
Step 3 – No privacy Opt outs.
Lets look at how Wndows 10 takes your home telephone number and email address as a “security” check on your OS. WTF!!
It’s an operating system, not a state department like the NHS. Even the NHS doesn’t require this information, and that deals with sensitive medical data.
On the one drive, there is no “I do not consent” button – to remove or deactivate one drive.
Is Windows 365 the future of Windows 10?
(10/02/2015): @janemccallion: Rumours that Windows could turn into a subscription-based service have hotted up thanks to a trademark filing from Microsoft. The submission, spotted by Neowin, was made to the US Patent and Trademark Office by Microsoft on 29 January this year and covers a whole range of features, including streaming and video on demand services, email and IM, and educational services.
However, the most intriguing features listed are “operating software as a service (OSAAS) … desktop-as-a-service (DAAS), cloud services … [and] providing temporary use of non-downloadable software”.
A similar application has also been made in South Africa, but not in the UK, according to the Intellectual Property Office’s online database.
It has long been rumoured that Windows 10 would include some kind of cloud-based service, but Microsoft’s announcement that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade (at least, for the first year) makes it somewhat unlikely Windows will be turning into a subscription-based service in the immediate term.
You have got to be f*** kidding me. This OS is a walking nightmare.
The German government has mandated that their state departments must stay with Windows 7 or move over to Linux.
I’m surprised to say this…. but I strongly agree with Germany here – the German government is right on the money. This OS cannot be allowed to go mainstream.
On privacy grounds alone, Windows 10 is a catestrophic breach of EU Data Protection law. Can you imagine Linux asking for your bank accounts, credit cards and security codes? Well, that’s exactly what Windows 10 does… and links your home telephone number and email to your financial data, AND then says it can hand this data over to any government agency it wants. OMG.
Windows 7 here we come.
Sadly my conclusion is that no amount of pretty pictures are worth handing over sensitive medical and financial data. This kind of data, once it’s being resold 50 times by Microsoft will be used to socially, racially profile you. Automatic profiling leads to automatic discrimination. Its sad, but true. If an insurance company knows you’re searching for “cancer”, you can bet your insurance will be cancelled or your premiums doubled. THAT is automatic discrimination, and it’s coming to a Windows 10 platform near to you. Watch your back with this OS… its BIG trouble for you.