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Microsoft's new privacy policy and Windows 10 troubleshooter to stop automatic updates

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jul 29, 2015.

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    It’s the big Windows 10 launch day and Microsoft has reserved a huge amount of bandwidth for the massive rollout, reportedly “up to 40Tb/s per second of capacity from all of the third-party CDNs combined.” If you haven’t done so yet, then you should review Microsoft’s new privacy and service agreements as well as the privacy dashboard to consider making changes to your settings for Windows and Cortana, as well as Microsoft services such as Office 365, Xbox Live, Groove Music, Office Online, OneDrive, Skype, Outlook.com and Bing Rewards.

    According to Horatio Gutierrez, Microsoft’s deputy general counsel, the company’s updated Privacy Statement and Services Agreement were guided by simplicity, transparency and privacy. Gutierrez said consumers need “clear terms and policies that both respect individual privacy and don’t require a law degree to read.” The new Privacy Statement, which kicks into effect on August 1 – mere days after Windows 10 – is supposed to have “straightforward terms and policies that people can easily understand.” Yet since the new privacy policy is 22 pages long and the service agreement is 23 pages long, the European Digital Rights (EDRi) group said, “So much for clearly understandable and straightforward terms of service.”

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