The Internet community turned against Microsoft’s attempt to eliminate pirated software grabbed from Torrent trackers from the hard disks of Windows 10 users.
iTS, FSC and BB Torrent sites have recoursed to banning Microsoft’s new operating system owing to the privacy concerns of torrent users. The equivocal action of the major pirate groups came as a consequence of the considerable number of media reports that criticized the operating system for privacy intrusions.
The main dissatisfaction rose from the fact that the newest version of Windows now has the ability to scan your hard drive for counterfeit games and software, as the collected data is sent right back to Microsoft’s servers. The company, now in possession of all your confidential informations, can redirect the data to third-party affiliates such as brand protection companies, in order to reduce the numbers of file trafficking.
So far, Microsoft hasn’t yet confirmed what the Torrent sharing groups have stated about Windows 10. There have been no official declaration or information to attest that the user files of Windows 10 clients will be monitored to be scanned for pirated content.
There is however one mention in a paragraph from Windows 10’s Services Agreement document that says: “We may automatically check your version of the software and download software updates or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorized hardware peripheral devices.”
The site Torrent Freak claims that by configuring Windows 10 properly the most intrusive privacy options could be dealt with easily and they advise the Windows users to make an effort and change the settings on their own.
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