Windows 10 has been offered as a free upgrade to many Windows 7 and 8/8.1 users via a 3.5GByte download. This, plus the lacklustre adoption of Windows 8/8.1 and Microsoft offering 10 years support of Windows 10, are sure to entice Windows users to upgrade. But as we know, nothing is truly free on the Internet. Somehow Microsoft has to pay for developing, testing and supporting a new operating system. David Glance, Director of UWA Centre for Software Practice at University of Western Australia goes into some of the ways you'll help Microsoft cover those costs along with a link to an article on Reddit on how to disable data logging:
Conner Forrest in TechRepublic, walks through the process of making privacy setting changes (which incidentally, are spread over 13 different screens!):
Windows 10 will be available for free installation until July2016, so wise advice is to hold off upgrading until Microsoft has used feedback from early adopters to improve the installation and hopefully the security configuration process.
On a related issue, Mihai Lazarescu, Associate Professor and head of the Department of Computing at Australia's Curtin University explains Why we should all care about cyber crime: the risk to you and me
You may not think you have much of interest/value on your computer/tablet/smartphone, but hackers can still use it to further their aims elsewhere...
Don't worry, there's much you can do to improve your Internet security:
Online Security Starts with YOU!
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