Windows 10 and “we own you”: questionable default privacy settings

First thing you see after the Windows 10 migration is done is the “Customize Settings” dialog below. In a few words, Microsoft is trying to “own” the user that just got the “best OS of all times”, at least according to Microsoft. 1. Just turn everything OFF       2. Let “Smart Screen” ON, turn everything else OFF If you install a lot of software and you experience problems with them, you may want to enable the last option, “Send error reports and diagnostics to Microsoft”   Last, after installation, you will see that near your programs, there are ads for Games that you don’t have. In the screenshot below you see Candy Crush Saga, which I don’t have installed. Once I click, I am redirected to the store to download it.     Conclusion:  When you install Win10, make sure that you go in the detailed configuration of the settings. If you don’t do that you’ll have to do all these configurations manually.

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First time in history: 1.4 mil vehicles recalled due to security issues (hacking)

Fiat Chrysler will recall 1.4 million vehicles in the United States to install software to prevent hackers from gaining remote control of the engine, steering and other systems in what federal officials said was the first such action of its kind. The announcement on Friday by FCA US LLC, formerly Chrysler Group LLC, was made days after reports that cybersecurity researchers used a wireless connection to turn off a Jeep Cherokee’s engine as it drove, increasing concerns about the safety of Internet-enabled vehicles. This is happening when you want to hit a milestone instead of doing the things right from the beginning. The costs of the recall must be very high, but they deserve it. Let this be a lesson for all those who release software just to meet targets instead of meeting customers expectations.   Read here more details: Explanation from the researchers: Jeep Hacker: ‘We wanted to show it was possible’ Reports: After Jeep Hack, Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles for Bug Fix Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.4 million vehicles over hacking Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars after Jeep hack Once your car’s connected to the Internet, who guards your privacy?

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