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I hope that this topic is in the right part of the forum, it’s technical and relates to a big risk re Bitcoin.

I have been reading that the new Windows 10 OS has a LOT of privacy-destroying “features”, including a rudimentary keystroke logger.  I read that that using it will expose passwords and other sensitive info to Microsoft.

But, what I have read was not at technical blogs or websites!  I did see this item at Reddit:

ATT: Windows 10 – Serious threat to bitcoin privacy from Bitcoin

This of course would make use of online wallets risky, but probably hardware wallets (Trezor and Ledger) less so if they were ALREADY setup before Win 10.

I invite comments re Windows 10 and its likely BAD effects on privacy.  Maybe having a computer tech install Win 7, say, after I get my next computer?

(I am not ready for Linux………)

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I hope that this topic is in the right part of the forum, it’s technical and relates to a big risk re Bitcoin.

I have been reading that the new Windows 10 OS has a LOT of privacy-destroying “features”, including a rudimentary keystroke logger.  I read that that using it will expose passwords and other sensitive info to Microsoft.

But, what I have read was not at technical blogs or websites!  I did see this item at Reddit:

ATT: Windows 10 – Serious threat to bitcoin privacy from Bitcoin

This of course would make use of online wallets risky, but probably hardware wallets (Trezor and Ledger) less so if they were ALREADY setup before Win 10.

I invite comments re Windows 10 and its likely BAD effects on privacy.  Maybe having a computer tech install Win 7, say, after I get my next computer?

(I am not ready for Linux………)

you can just turn it all off  Smiley .  I do .

I don’t use UAC i have major issue with using it. to me it’s junk . if i can’t use edge the i can’t use it, i never use the store .

smoothie why does the user have to turn these “features” off?

That is a huge red flag.

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I started preview Win 10 long before I had an interest in Bitcoin, so I’ve had nothing but windows 10 since I joined here, i’m that new.. works great.. that said.. as I understand all the worries and so forth.. yes.. windows 10, has apps which stay in constant communications.. regardless if you turn them off.. however that said.. it isn’t key strokes, logging, search patterns, information about the user.. it is.. as I follow , handshaking security between OS for OS.. for you, you, are protecting you… this is my pc, it says it is, it continues all it’s handshaking life to continue to say it is.. keep other peoples software under control, cause Microsoft has this.. the rest.. I haven’t a clue.. however.. look it up.. read about it.. it’s been part of Windows 10 apps and written up in normal communications.. it’s snot smoke and mirrors like many seem to fill their conspiracy minds with.. other wise, disregard.. have fun, i’m new.. or you could always go back to Win 7, better yet, conv ert to any Linux.. go Chrome.. nothings really stopping your choice in OS’s

So, you do not want to turn them off for your and that Apps safety and use.. you can, turn off any personal, searching results, advertising.. all that, can and does get turned off.. no problem..

On another note.. how many have their phones or pc’s setup for GPS / Location for their Music channel.. anyway.. security is an important matter.. steps made by apps to insure your safe use.. are part of the business norm…

kingcolex why does the user have to turn these “features” off?

That is a huge red flag.

It ask during the installation process if you want certain features on and it is a toggle switch, of course the default will be on so they can gather more data. ajareselde There’s a fix for that privacy related issues, it has been published before, but things like that should not have happened in the first place.Personally, i upgraded one of my laptops from 8.1 to 10, and do not think much of the change, it’s nothing special by my count.After seeing the outcome, rest of my computers stay on win7 , that’s for sure

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