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Microsoft Intensifies Data Collection on Windows 7 and 8 Systems

Friday, August 28th, 2015

It turns out that it’s not just Windows 10 that has privacy issues. Apparently, Microsoft’s never-ending nosiness now applies to older Windows products too.

Microsoft has been criticized by privacy advocates in regards to the data hunger of its Windows 10 operating system. The operating system slurps data like there is no tomorrow, especially when systems are set up using the express settings. Experienced users may disable telemetry and data collection partially during setup, and then some more afterwards using the Registry or Group Policy. What makes this problematic however is the fact that it is nearly impossible to stop all of the data collecting that is taking place.