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    Default Microsoft Spyware.

    Just got an E-Mail from a Software Company I must have done business with in the past.

    Seems like it’s “Game On” with Microsoft and their Spyware.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Spyware.

    my god , talk about scareware bogus marketing.

    I have share in the Ak harbour bridge 4sale, would you like some of those
    Or how about an app for defragging RAM

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    Default Re: Microsoft Spyware.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    my god , talk about scareware bogus marketing.
    That crossed my mind too, but then I thought it’s a bloody big call to make such damaging claims against a Multinational Company, situated in the Litigation Capital of the World, without first having “Your Ducks in Line”.

    In short, the Truth is their only defence.

    Microsoft’s response, if any, will be interesting.
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    Default Re: Microsoft Spyware.

    MS have admitted , that 'telemetry' cannot be turned off , via the usual settings.
    I guess some of the settings to turn it off was just a ruse
    http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/...er-Not-Stopped

    but on the other hand
    "Most of the criticisms I've seen were based on misreading of the privacy policies for Windows 10 and for Microsoft's online services."
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/microso...privacy-furor/

    I would bet all this 'spyware' talk is mostly just tech journalists just rehashing info found via google searches
    Few of them seem to do any actual research themselves, just rehash what others have claimed.
    Where is the ACTUAL proof .

    Im sure if MS wanted to collect all our stuff, they could do it at such a low level that it couldnt be blocked with a simple 3rd party app

    Many other companies do collect data on you , as much as they can get their hands on.
    Just reality of life on the internet.
    Got free email, chances are its being scanned & data collected .

    But when caught out slurping data or onselling data , companies allways reply with, 'that wasnt intended', or 'an accident' . Despite the fact that they designed systems just for that
    purpose . So who really knows :-)

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    Default Re: Microsoft Spyware.

    Once again B.M you're blaming the wrong people.

    Seen that sort of advertising countless times on OS's from XP - W10.

    Its SoftOrbit advertising. At some point in time you either clicked on something or installed one of their programs or another associated to softorbits, thus causing the advertising ( if you had read the terms and conditions or privacy policy - which no one ever does) it will usually say they send advertising.

    From their privacy statement:
    You should be aware that www.softorbits.com uses Google AdWords, Google Analytics, and the Google Display Network together to serve ads to you on other websites after you've visited our website. This practice is known as remarketing and is a tool that Google offers to businesses. If you would like to know more you can read more about Google Remarketing here. But here are the basics: we, along with third-party vendors, Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our website. If you would like to opt-out of receiving advertising like this from Google, you can manage these settings by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager. Also, Google recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
    Its your own browsing habits and sites you vist.
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    Default Re: Microsoft Spyware.

    ........"Also, Google recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on"............ Are they serious ?

    It may work, but could you trust them ?????????????????????

    No, the best sure fire way to kill Google Analytics and other crap is to have a decent proprietary HOSTS file like MVPS

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    Default Re: Microsoft Spyware.

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Once again B.M you're blaming the wrong people.
    Does he ever blame anyone other than Microsoft though?
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    Default Re: Microsoft Spyware.

    Web of Trust is the latest to fall fowl of selling Browser data from you but there is multiple of others doing it

    http://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/01/browsing-history-sold/

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    Default Re: Microsoft Spyware.

    Ghostery works just fine for Analytics etc, and for all the ads as well - no need to muck around with host files
    Last edited by bevy121; 03-11-2016 at 11:56 AM.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Spyware.

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Once again B.M you're blaming the wrong people.

    Seen that sort of advertising countless times on OS's from XP - W10.

    Its SoftOrbit advertising. At some point in time you either clicked on something or installed one of their programs or another associated to softorbits, thus causing the advertising ( if you had read the terms and conditions or privacy policy - which no one ever does) it will usually say they send advertising.

    From their privacy statement:

    Its your own browsing habits and sites you vist.
    Oh Wainui, you make me laugh in your narrow focus Microsoft Glasses.

    You’re on record as having spent hours on this site recommending Antivirus, Antimalware, Antispyware programmes, you name it, but when Microsoft do the same thing, that’s OK.

    Well it’s not OK with me, and I am not alone.
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