Best privacy-wise setup in W8

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by dogbite, Apr 14, 2013.

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  1. dogbite

    dogbite Registered Member

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    shortly I am getting a new PC with W8 on.

    Should I take care of some special settings to make my privacy stronger?
    I do not mind/want any social feature of the OS.

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  2. moontan

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    during the install you are given the choice of creating a 'cloud' or Local account.

    i would go with the Local account if i were you.
     
  3. TheWindBringeth

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    If you haven't been through this thread:

    Windows 8 is Online Based System
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=335161

    You might want to review it. IIRC, it got somewhat noisy and opinion oriented, but there was also some useful information discussed. Somewhere in there I posted a link to related Microsoft privacy statements which I think would also be worth reviewing as they will give you a feel for some of the privacy issues associated with various specific Windows 8 features and also other Microsoft software/services.
     
  4. Wild Hunter

    Wild Hunter Former Poster

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    There are no "privacy issues" with Windows 8. None. 0. All that is rampant FUD.

    And, it's just stupid to sacrifice useful functionality, replacing it with "FUD compliance".

    But you always have a choice.
     
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  6. er34

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    You are given an option to choose what account you will have - local (offline) or Microsoft account (online).

    Only few things are backed-up and transferred to the Cloud and only if the users wants this and configures the account this way. And this is the point of the online account. In case of re-format everything is gone from the HDD but if after that one enters their Microsoft account, some of the settings (not info) gets back to the account.
     
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