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The CNIL has issued a formal notice to Microsoft stating that Windows 10 “must stop collecting excessive user data” from the ten million people in France who have the OS installed without their consent. The watchdog highlighted the fact that Microsoft records which apps users download and how long they spend on them.

Additionally, the CNIL wants Microsoft to stop using cookies to serve up ads without properly informing users and without offering a way to opt out. It also takes issue with the 4-digit PIN system that lets users access their Microsoft accounts; the Commission says it is insecure as it allows an unlimited number of login attempts.

Finally, there’s the problem of Microsoft continuing to transfer French account holders’ personal data to the US under the Safe Harbor agreement, despite the European Court of Justice ruling it invalid back in October last year.


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Okay. So - are they going to give Google, Apple and Facebook three months to stop collecting data too?
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What data they collect ?

Does data they collect happens anonymously ?! if so then why is that an issue ?

I don't know why many are so scared to upgrade. I never felt my privacy was violated after 1 year of using windows 10. Noting about me was stolen and leaked online or used against me in anyway. So, what are the reason to be against this Microsoft "spying" thing ?
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Okay. So - are they going to give Google, Apple and Facebook three months to stop collecting data too?
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I don't understand why any private citizen would try to argue against this. What would you gain from having them collecting data about you? Also data collection is never truly anonymous its not possible.
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Too bad they won't roll back the data gathering "anti-terror" laws though.
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Or what, they'll toss a croissant at them vigorously?
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Good, I'm glad someone is willing to tell Microshaft to quit their abuse of user privacy.
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Okay. So - are they going to give Google, Apple and Facebook three months to stop collecting data too?

"Excessive" data.
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Or what, they'll toss a croissant at them vigorously?

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Okay. So - are they going to give Google, Apple and Facebook three months to stop collecting data too?
Invalid comparison.
but it's always made on every winX/privacy thread. tongue.gif

on a side note:
i sold my soul to MS (Click to show)

and noticed after getting updates on tuesday skype and xbox wanted to access my contacts and apps wanted to use my flash drive - again after telling them no after installation. forgot what edge wanted.

oh well. redface.gif
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