Windows 10 was a difficult first year in the world. Although the operating system itself has been welcomed in general, concerns about privacy and too much pressure improvements were made with Windows 10 update as more of a saga that Microsoft needed.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, an advocacy group for digital rights, published a collection of blog unlimited data condemnation of Windows 10, and form “malicious” Microsoft has pushed 10 consumers. If you are not a fan of watching Microsoft verbally beaten, it will be a difficult road.
Amul Kalia, the author of the piece, starts out by attacking Microsoft’s well-documented attempts to push Windows 10 installs:
“The tactics Microsoft employed to get users of earlier versions of Windows to upgrade to Windows 10 went from annoying to downright malicious. Some highlights: Microsoft installed an app in users’ system trays advertising the free upgrade to Windows 10. The app couldn’t be easily hidden or removed, but some enterprising users figured out a way. Then, the company kept changing the app and bundling it into various security patches, creating a cat-and-mouse game to uninstall it.”
They will be described later attempts to install Microsoft to push “very misleading” and that Microsoft “has chosen to use questionable tactics for users to download a piece of software that many do not want.”
Next, attention is directed towards what really makes Windows 10, once it has been installed on your machine:
“Windows 10 sends an unprecedented amount of usage data back to Microsoft, particularly if users opt in to “personalize” the software using the OS assistant called Cortana. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of data sent back: location data, text input, voice input, touch input, webpages you visit, and telemetry data regarding your general usage of your computer, including which programs you run and for how long.
In short, it is a succinct and damning report on how Microsoft blundered what should have been an easy last software update. Ultimately, with Windows 10, Microsoft gave a much improved software for its part users. How he managed to screw up while the FEP is bad writing editorials.