Posts Tagged ‘spying’

Windows 10 Patches Make a Return on Windows 7 and 8

Friday, October 9th, 2015

It’s looking more and more like Microsoft is doing its best to force Windows 10 on Windows 7 and 8 users, whether we like it or not.

If you are running Windows 7 or 8 and don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10, you are in constant battle with updates that Microsoft is pushing out to those systems that are often labeled compatibility updates but appear to be designed mainly for getting users to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 or adding snooping capabilities introduced in Windows 10 to previous versions of Windows.

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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.

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Almost Half of Workplace IT Admit to Spying on Workers

Friday, July 9th, 2010

You can’t even trust your friendly, local IT guy anymore …

IT spy on workers

Take this as yet another reason to be careful about what you say and do at work. Chances are that your IT guys are digging a little deeper than they should. A survey conducted by Cyber-Ark Software found that 41-percent of IT pros admitted to “abusing” their administrative privileges. This means using passwords to access HR records and customer databases and finding other confidential information.

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