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Posted 7/29/15 , edited 7/29/15
Here are some privacy settings you should be aware of: http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07/29/wind-nos/

Definitely disable the Advertiser profile if nothing else, unless you like your life being sold to advertisers.
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If there is one thing the whole world could unite on- it's hating Advertisement.

And don't you dare deny it.
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Posted 7/29/15 , edited 7/29/15
Upgrade worked great for me. Did it on my surface at a gate C9 in Dulles airport.it finished in 25 minutes. Works great!
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I oddly like the feature, there's nothing more annoying than the ads I'm forced to watch just being the same alcohol ad over and over I have no interest in whatsoever. So at least this would enable them to hopefully choose better ads, and give more variety.
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68 / M / Columbia, MO
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Posted 7/29/15 , edited 7/29/15
As with most Microsoft products....uninstall.
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Well, I knew there was another reason I didn't want to "upgrade"…
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20 / M / California
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That's nothing new. That's been a feature in since Windows 8/8.1.

To be honestly, Windows 10 looks like nothing new. Their settings are similar to Windows 8/8.1 and their interface is Windows 8/8.1 and 7 put together.
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Posted 7/29/15

TeeBuddy2 wrote:

That's nothing new. That's been a feature in since Windows 8/8.1.

To be honestly, Windows 10 looks like nothing new. Their settings are similar to Windows 8/8.1 and their interface is Windows 8/8.1 and 7 put together.


Another reason to never use windows 8.
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Posted 7/29/15 , edited 11/25/15
Still sticking to 7. Hell, XP is even better still. 8 and higher is mobile friendly, but I'll pass on using them for desktops.
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Its not that bad its better then 8.1 I did a windows update install activated it then I did a clean install and after doing a clean install I like it a lot better then the one from windows update even though I had to download and install it twice. It still took less time then windows 7 with 2 hours worth of windows update to go threw both installs for me where done in 1.5 hours just a matter of finishing touches now
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Posted 7/29/15 , edited 7/29/15
Don't care. I like it a lot more than Windows 8 and 7.
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Posted 7/29/15 , edited 7/30/15
They don't sell your information for starters and that is not what this does it allows for more targeted advertising from Microsoft directly and those that build apps and use their ad program for in app advertising. This doesn't impact what you get in your browser since that is governed by cookies and search results.

http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/12/microsoft-updated-terms-privacy/

The MS blog on the subject a write up on what it does and how it works and what it allows for.
http://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2013/10/23/new-advertising-platform-sdks-improve-monetization-for-windows-8-1-store-developers/

The MSDN more a technical on how it is used in development.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/advertising-windows-pubcenter(v=msads.10).aspx

For the privacy policy itself you should read Microsoft's and Google's you can see the difference in behavior.

Microsoft
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement/default.aspx

Google
http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Just so you know the attorney in the family read them both and stopped using Google. It was a good day.

Mostly what I get in app is Microsoft products and services a couple of car ad's with this on and it has been on for about 3 years now. So yeah no big there. I disabled Bing's tracking of my search years ago so that doesn't keep a record either. As for opting out of the rest there is a certain amount that you will need to allow for since this really is how they improve the services. But as I stated at the start they don't sell your data never have.

Disclaimer I have worked for them in the past not there currently for full disclosure.
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Windows could not complete the FUCKING update. Undoing changes.
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Posted 7/29/15 , edited 7/30/15


Debian GNU/Linux - The Universal Operating System
https://www.debian.org/

(switched to Linux 10 years ago and never looked back)
Posted 7/29/15 , edited 7/30/15
Again Microsoft wants to makes PCs work like cellphones, and I guess part of that is letting app developers and themselves play fast and loose with your privacy. It would sever them right if their apps store also turned into a flaming cesspool of free to play garbage and malware like iOS and Android.

I go to great lengths to avoid ads and tracking, so I really don't want it built into the OS.
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