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Microsoft Goes all in with surveillance: new “Recall” feature will record everything you do on your PC

Microsoft has unveiled a controversial new feature called “Recall” for Windows 11, sparking widespread privacy concerns. Recall essentially turns personal computers into surveillance devices by continuously recording everything users do on their screens – including apps, messaging, documents, websites, and video calls. According to Microsoft, Recall employs advanced AI to “help you remember things” by […]

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Need to Use Microsoft Windows? OK, but to be safe, run it Inside a Linux Virtual Machine

For those who find themselves needing to use Microsoft Windows software for a specific reason, but who remain mindful of the virus, malware and security risks that come along with Windows, there’s a simple yet powerful way to keep the best of both worlds: running Windows inside a software-powered virtual machine (VM) on a Linux

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On Sept. 30, 2023, Microsoft will Enable Mass Surveillance and AI Training with User Data

Big news–Microsoft is enacting substantial changes to its services agreement on September 30th, 2023 that privacy advocates argue will expand the company’s ability to monitor users and utilize their personal data to train artificial intelligence. 130 Microsoft Products covered by the new policy changes The new policies will cover over 130 Microsoft products including Windows,

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Microsoft Windows Is Decrypting Your Files in The Cloud

According to a recent report from the popular YouTube channel Mental Outlaw, Microsoft is decrypting encrypted files that users store on its cloud services. Security researcher Andrew Brandt discovered that any files transferred to or stored in Microsoft’s cloud systems, including OneDrive and SharePoint, are scanned by Microsoft even if they are encrypted. Brandt works

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Microsoft Adds Mandatory System-Wide Artificial Intelligence Engine “Windows Copilot” to Windows 11, Promising “Helpfulness.” Exactly How Will Your Data be Analyzed?

On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023, Microsoft announced it is adding strong built-in artificial intelligence or AI integration throughout its Windows 11 operating system. Microsoft says AI will make Windows 11 easier and faster to use. But some experts worry that AI in Windows 11 could invade people’s privacy. It is unclear to what extent “Windows

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Finally, the proof is here: Microsoft is working with “data brokers.” How Windows Puts Your Data in Peril through partnerships with shadowy surveillance syndicates

For some time now, we have been concerned about what could become a truly egregious violation of your privacy: Microsoft not only accessing all your files, scanning, and analyzing your most sensitive data, but potentially merging this information through connections with third-party data brokers. The possibility that Microsoft might be merging your data with these

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New Critical Security Vulnerability Discovered in Microsoft Windows 11: Attackers Can Escalate Privileges with CVE-2023-3456

Recently, new security vulnerabilities were again uncovered in Microsoft Windows Operating System, prompting caution for Windows users. There are so many security vulnerabilities and holes in the Windows O.S., that Microsoft designates one day each month to releasing new bug patches, called Microsoft “Patch Tuesday.” In the latest “Patch Tuesday updates”, Microsoft included fixes for

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According to Leaked Microsoft Docs, Mandatory Front-Facing Cameras Could Soon Be Required for Windows 11 Laptops. Why?

Reports say Microsoft might soon make webcams required for Windows laptops. According to news outlets, leaked Microsoft documents propose needing a built-in camera to certify laptops for Windows 11 (and possibly the next Windows version, due out sooner than expected by many…Windows 12). If adopted, this would mean all laptops able to run Windows 11

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