Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy mattersOver the last 16 months, as I’ve debated this issue around the world, every single time somebody has said to me, “I don’t really worry about invasions of privacy because I don’t have anything to hide.” I always say the same thing to them. I get out a pen, I write down my email address. I say, “Here’s my email address. What I want you to do when you get home is email me the passwords to all of your email accounts, not just the nice, respectable work one in your name, but all of them, because I want to be able to just troll through what it is you’re doing online, read what I want to read and publish whatever I find interesting. After all, if you’re not a bad person, if you’re doing nothing wrong, you should have nothing to hide.” Not a single person has taken me up on that offer.

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Microsoft introduced a lot of new features in Windows 10 such as Cortana. However, most of them are violating your privacy.

Windows 10 Privacy


  • Data syncing is by default enabled.


    • Browsing history and open websites.
    • Apps settings.
    • WiFi hotspot names and passwords.


  • Your device is by default tagged with a unique advertising ID.


    • Used to serve you with personalized advertisements by third-party advertisers and ad networks.


  • Cortana can collect any of your data.


    • Your keystrokes, searches and mic input.
    • Calendar data.
    • Music you listen to.
    • Credit Card information.
    • Purchases.


  • Microsoft can collect any personal data.


    • Your identity.
    • Passwords.
    • Demographics.
    • Interests and habits.
    • Usage data.
    • Contacts and relationships.
    • Location data.
    • Content like emails, instant messages, caller list, audio and video recordings.


  • Your data can be shared.


    • When downloading Windows 10, you are authorizing Microsoft to share any of above mentioned data with any third-party, with or without your consent.


Download: Win10 Tracking Disable Tool

This open source tool uses some known methods that attempt to disable major tracking features in Windows 10.