Spydish (Checks privacy policies and settings)

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Belim7, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. Belim7

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    Hi,

    if you just upgraded to version W10, version 2004 and want to check your privacy state again, then Spydish could help you.

    This has been a small private project of mine which I have now made public.
    It allows you to check your local privacy policies and to debloat some parts of your Windows 10 copy. It works very different to SharpApp

    More infos here
    https://www.mirinsoft.com/blog/19-apps/33-check-your-privacy-state-with-spydish

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    https://github.com/mirinsoft/spydish/releases
     
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    Spydish: quickly check Windows 10 Group Policy privacy settings
    June 2, 2020
    https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/02/spydish-quickly-check-windows-10-group-policy-privacy-settings/
     
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    Spydish v0.11.0 (Eos) Released (June 3, 2020)
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    Spydish v0.11.1 (Eos) Released (June 3, 2020)
     
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    Spydish v0.11.2 (Eos) Released (June 5, 2020)
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    Spydish v0.12.0 (Eos) Released (June 7, 2020)
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    0.12.0
    • Added new policy to "Block suggested content in settings app"
    • Added new policy to "Disable Customer Experience Program"
    • Added new policy to "Disable Help Experience Program"
    • Optimized policy to "Disable Bing in Windows search" (Added support for version 2004)
    • Optimized policy to "Disable Timeline"
    • Optimized several other policies
    • Adapted some policy naming to Windows 10 Settings app
    • Removed auto. download of community package. Download will be redirected to github, where further information and instructions can be obtained. mirinsoft/spydish#community-package
    • Stability improvements
    • Several UI improvements
    • Better documentation of project page
     
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    Stable release of new Spydish app is out
    June 7, 2020
    https://www.mirinsoft.com/blog/19-apps/34-stable-release-of-new-spydish-app-is-out
     
  7. hayc59

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    Once a new release comes out..should you run the program again?
     
  8. Belim7

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    As long as no system changes were made by other programs or system updates were done, everything should be okay.
    But of course new updates, bring new features and maybe optimized policies. A occasional click on Analyze in Spydish does not hurt
    I would recommend to do this sometimes to see if the settings still have the effect. Or stay up-to-date and read the release notes posted by @mood :D
     
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    right on B and thank you
     
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    Spydish v0.12.2 (Eos) Released (June 10, 2020)
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    Spydish v0.12.3 (Eos) Released (June 13, 2020)
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    Spydish v0.13.0 (Iris) Released (June 16, 2020)
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    Spydish v0.13.1 (Iris) Released (June 18, 2020)
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    Thanks (as always)!
     
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    Spydish v0.14.0 (Iris) Released (June 20, 2020)
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    0.14.0
    • Added update check function (the only contact Spydish makes to an external website is to the following file /latest.txt@master where the latest file version is noted)
    • Added policy to "Disable Get Even More Out of Windows" (category > Privacy)
    • Added policy to "Disable Inventory Collector" (category > Privacy)
    • Added policy to "Disable SmartScreen for Store Apps" (category > Windows Defender)
    • Optimized policy "Disable Advertising ID for relevant Ads" (applies now also for local machine instead for current user)
    • Other policy improvements
    • Minor UI Improvements
     
  16. hayc59

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    right on they just keep coming thanks mood and B
     
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    Spydish v0.14.1 (Iris) Released (June 24, 2020)
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    Latest Spydish can now prevent the installation of major Windows 10 updates
    June 29, 2020
    https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/29/l...the-installation-of-major-windows-10-updates/
     
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    Spydish v0.16.0 (Iris) Released (July 4, 2020)
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  22. EASTER

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    Very Impressive!

    Is this app Windows 10 exclusive strictly? Can some of the settings apply to say a Windows 8.1 as well.
     
  23. Belim7

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    Yes, it ONLY runs on Windows 10.
    I guess that some settings/policies should also apply to Windows 8.1, but since I don't use this system and don't want to waste resources on a dead OS, I've disabled its ability to run on W8.1
     
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    Spydish v0.16.5 (Iris) Released (July 9, 2020)
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    mood right on and thank you
     
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