Privacy and Windows 10

So as you may have seen by now, Windows 10 has caused quite a few differing opinions on privacy and security. Lots of people have posted about different things from the information that gets sent to Microsoft to the new Wifi features.

If you have nothing to hide then in reality you don’t really need to worry, or do we live in a world where we are now all paranoid about our privacy?

Check these posts for more details:

http://www.hakspek.com/security/windows-script-to-remove-all-windows-10-telemetry-updates/

http://www.hakspek.com/security/stop-windows-10-from-phoning-home-by-blocking-these-domains/

If you are Paranoid about this and want to restrict what Windows 10 can do, then head over to the following link:

https://blockwindows.wordpress.com/

You can go direct to the “GitHub” site using this link, and yes the repository is called “WindowsLies” 🙂

https://github.com/WindowsLies/BlockWindows

Now the choice is yours as to whether you use something like this, as always make sure you review the script before you just randomly run something on your machine.

Liam Cleary

Liam began his career as a Trainer of all things computer related. He quickly realized that programming, breaking, and hacking was a lot more fun. He spent the next few years working within core infrastructure and security services until he found SharePoint. He is the founder and owner of SharePlicity, a consulting company that focuses on all areas of Technology. His role within SharePlicity is to help organizations implement technology that will enhance internal and external collaboration, document and records management, automate business processes and of course security controls and protection. Liam also serves as the Product Owner for Security at Rencore, where he is helping to develop offerings that help organizations further understand and mitigate security and compliance risks, within SharePoint and Office 365 customizations. His core focus will is to identify, control and protect whether they are full-fledged customizations or out-of-the-box Office 365 functionality. He is also a twelve-time Microsoft MVP focusing on Architecture but also crosses the boundary into Development. His specialty over the past few years has been security in SharePoint and its surrounding platforms. He can often be found at user groups or conferences speaking, offering advice, spending time in the community, teaching his kids how to code, raspberry PI programming, hacking the planet or building Lego robots.

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