Windows 10 sends identifiable data to Microsoft despite privacy settings

Aug 17, 2015 - 8:10 AM - by janner43
According to a report in UK newspaper The Guardian...

Windows 10 sends identifiable information to Microsoft, even if a user turns off its Bing search and Cortana features, and activates the software’s privacy-protection settings.

Analysis by technology site Ars Technica has shown that Windows 10 still contacts Microsoft even when these features are disabled, although some of this is simple and non-identifiable testing for an internet connection.
In other reports both in the Guardian and elsewhere, MS have already come under attack for a somewhat invasive approach to end user privacy...

Hundreds of commenters on sites such as Hacker News and Reddit have criticised default settings that send personal information to Microsoft, use bandwidth to upload data to other computers running the operating system, share Wi-Fi passwords with online friends and remove the ability to opt out of security updates.
You can read more here...
Windows 10 sends identifiable data to Microsoft despite privacy settings | Technology | The Guardian

and here...

Even when told not to, Windows 10 just can?t stop talking to Microsoft | Ars Technica UK

What is your opinion?
Will you stop using Windows and switch to a different OS entirely, or don't you care?
  4 Replies | 4,119 Views

Netflix CEO Warns that a Price Increase is Coming in the Future

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:22 AM - by dgstorm

Most of the time, the news we get to report is pretty cool. Unfortunately, sometimes we "get" to report the bad news too. Today we are faced with that task again. Without giving any specifics, Netflix' CEO Reed Hastings announced to investors that the company plans to "carefully push" consumers toward a higher price model in the coming years.

This is executive parlance for "we are going to raise prices." Here's a quote with more of the details,

Netflix may be less tolerant of widespread password sharing in the near future. The company has a one-stream, standard-definition package priced at $7.99 a month, but “we also want to motivate people to move up to the two-stream and the high-def and the ultra-high-def”, Hastings said, though he didn’t elaborate on what the incentives to switch plans would be.

Prices of current subscriptions won’t change this quarter, but Hastings said prices will increase over the next decade.

“We want to take it very slow,” Hastings said. “Over the next decade I think we’ll be able to add more content and have more value and then price that appropriately.”
Hmmm... whether consumers take kindly to these eventual price increases depends on how large they will be. Netflix has been creating some solid unique content lately, and they plan to spend $1 Billion or more on new shows next year, so perhaps it will be worth it. It also sounds like they will roll out these higher prices a very slow rate, so perhaps it won't be too bad. Discuss your point of view.

Source: The Guardian
  0 Replies | 2,583 Views

HBO Now Comes to Amazon Fire Tablets, Coming Soon to Amazon Fire TV

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:08 AM - by dgstorm

Now that the 90 day Apple exclusivity is over, HBO is bringing their HBO Now service to other platforms. They just announced that it is available for the Amazon Fire Tablets, and will be coming soon to the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Amazon didn't specifically state which devices in their preview movie above, this means we will see the service come to Android related services and products soon too.

In fact, the industry is speculating we will get a Google Play Store and Chromecast announcement within the next day or two. Now, the only devices left out which don't have an official announcement of HBO Now is Xbox, Roku and Playstation. We will keep an eye out and let you know when/if that happens.
  1 Reply | 3,237 Views

Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 ... LastLast

» Recent Threads

  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
11-19-2015 05:26 PM
Today 09:52 AM
by ASUSFAN0001
4 243 Asus Transformer Book T100 Battery Issues
[Game] Last Post Wins ( 1 2 3 ... Last Page)
07-30-2012 08:23 PM
Today 09:51 AM
by ASUSFAN0001
833 49,420 Off Topic
Today 06:51 AM
Today 09:47 AM
by Verminlion
4 38 Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 (Tegra 3) Help
Today 04:20 AM
Today 09:46 AM
by helpifIcan
4 57 Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 (Tegra 3) Help
01-28-2014 04:09 PM
Today 09:02 AM
by Kevinthefixer
613 175,303 Transformer Pad 300 Development
10-21-2015 03:19 PM
Today 07:27 AM
by ASUSFAN0001
20 3,061 Asus Transformer Book T100 General Discussions
T100ha!!! ( 1 2 3 ... Last Page)
06-06-2015 06:51 PM
Today 05:35 AM
by mdwh
143 22,427 Asus Transformer Book T100 General Discussions
11-12-2015 02:12 PM
Yesterday 10:11 PM
by yysjh
3 231 Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 series
11-23-2015 06:43 PM
Yesterday 08:25 PM
by leeshor
4 185 Windows 10 Help & Discussion for all Asus MS powered transformer & tablet models
Unable to boot from usb ( 1 2 3 ... Last Page)
08-17-2015 10:23 PM
Yesterday 05:59 PM
by GPz1100
39 2,179 Asus Transformer Book T100 Alternate OS's & Development
Yesterday 03:56 PM
Yesterday 03:56 PM
by taker714
0 42 Asus Transformer Book T100 Alternate OS's & Development
Linux Install Directions
07-28-2014 09:34 PM
Yesterday 02:05 PM
by landam
9 8,293 Asus Transformer Book T100 Alternate OS's & Development
11-18-2014 03:36 AM
Yesterday 01:34 PM
by janner43
13 5,144 Asus Transformer Book T200 General Discussion
Yesterday 11:07 AM
Yesterday 01:29 PM
by janner43
1 68 Windows 10 Help & Discussion for all Asus MS powered transformer & tablet models
Yesterday 11:36 AM
Yesterday 01:28 PM
by BernieC
3 87 Transformer Pad 300 Help

» Search tags for this page

asus forum
asus forums
asus tablet forum

asus transformer


asus transformer forum

asus transformer forums
asus transformer ics
asus transformer prime

transformer forum


transformer forums

Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Stats

Members: 88,115
Threads: 35,077
Posts: 311,790
Top Poster: Frederuco (15,783)
Welcome to our newest member, rezaoranoos

» Log in

User Name:


Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» Sponsored Links

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ

» Today's Birthdays

» Sponsored Links

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2015 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:54 AM.