Much is being said lately about Microsoft's latest creation, its Windows 10 operating system. Too many rumors, too many reviews, too many comments and many expectations for the "fanwin" who await this latest publication like water in May. But the question is whether this system is really worth it.
According to the information that reaches us, you can be 100% sure and shout out loud that Windows 10 is undoubtedly the best OS that exists today. Yes, it is the best OS (OperatingSpy) definitely. The best operational spy, since if privacy was already a critical issue in current systems, in Windows 10 it can be transformed into something impossible.
The many options, supposedly to enhance the experience In the Windows environment, they report large amounts of private data that should not go out and that even if you have a good time deactivating these options, you will not be able to do it completely and who knows if their closed source contains more unpleasant surprises.
The many offers from Microsoft because everyone changes to Windows 10, even those who have a pirated system, giving away licenses or with other types of offers in updates to this new version, perhaps hide behind a business even more profitable than that of the sale of software, offering Windows 10 as a service and allegedly dealing with your personal information that is perhaps more economically productive.
Other systems like WhatsApp It is already in charge of negotiating with your personal information and for this reason is why they do not need to publish advertising in the app to report benefits to the company. Maybe this is the future? Forget the licenses to trade with users' private information? I hope no…
And to finish I would like list the amount of information (at least the one that Microsoft has made known through the license terms that you accept to install the operating system or rather, the operating spy) that Windows 10 collects:
- Information about you (for example your name and surname, email address)
- Information about your devices (types of devices, brands, models, configuration, sensor data, phone numbers, calls, SMS, ...)
- Information about your applications (software installed, use, ...)
- Information from your networks (security and other data of interest, ...)
- Navigation information (browsing history, search preferences,)
- File information (information about files and documents, information about applications with which they are opened, times of use, characters typed in the modified document, history and keywords searched in the Windows search engine, ..)
This is a danger of epic proportions. For example, collecting information from the search history or keywords searched in the system search engine is what is known as spyware In all rules. According to Microsoft it is to improve performance and make searches smarter and faster, but ... no one has a guarantee of what is done with such information.
Collecting user information, emails, phones, etc., in hacking can be known as a process of "Information gathering" and is used to get to know the victim better to attack her. And with "convergence," this can be expanded to Windows 10 connected mobile devices.
On the other hand, the recognition of the characters entered to modify text documents, which according to Microsoft is done to improve the characteristics of word autocompletion and spell checking, sounds to me like what is known as "Keylogger". And if this is used to improve the environment, well, as long as the equipment is offline, but and when it is online ... What do you do with this information? …?
Perhaps Microsoft's best system is a double-edged sword and is also the company's biggest drag, since alternative and solution for users is Linux. What do you think?