do you have any proof to substantiate this statement? I don’t believe for a second that Microsoft is getting away with an OS-wide keylogger
For me Microsoft has become untrustworthy as an OS vendor, enough for me to even scrap my Windows7 installations.
Quite a few sites have listed how to do this.
All of the angst about Windows 10 spying did force Microsoft to be more transparent. At one point, they were facing legal action from France and Brazil, and very likely other countries.
There was actual fake news going around about it. Actual as in sponsored by Russia. So finding others saying the same isn't close to saying it happened, especially given many people have an axe to grind.
> sponsored by Russia
I appreciate that this is a prevailing and popular narrative pushed by popular people, but that doesn't mean it needs to penetrate into a discussion between two civilised human beings capable of critical thinking. It would be best to keep at least this website as propaganda-free as we can.
> 1. Go to Start, then select Settings > Privacy > General.
> 2. Turn off Send Microsoft info about how I write to help us improve typing and writing in the future.
I didn't verify what it actually sent, but that's what I remember seeing.
I got that here: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/03/microsoft...
For current Windows 10 versions, it's become a local database:
> As part of inking and typing on your device, Windows collects unique words—like names you write—in a personal dictionary stored locally on your device, which helps you type and ink more accurately.
Given that MS can connect to your computer at higher telemetry levels and run programs and download documents, I have zero trust in this company and turned everything I could find off.
So I'm just very careful. I have old Windows 7 and Office DVDs that I bought for cash at a yard sale. I created a VirtualBox VM, and updated it through a nested VPN chain.
When I need to use Windows, I just clone that VM. If I'm putting data on it, I don't give it an Internet uplink. Occasionally, I update a clone. And if everything goes well, I use that as the source for future working clones. If I need to retain old clones, I put them on an external LUKS SSD.