If You Use Windows 10, Every Keystroke You Type Has Been Logged And Sent To Microsoft

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With the constant news of hackers and surveillance being reported, many people understand there is little-to-no privacy in the digital age. Recently, Microsoft has been outed for logging keystrokes of customers who have the Windows 10 operating system installed on their computer.

Although you would expect data pirates limited to being just “hackers,” WikiLeaks has released proof of US-government agencies’ involvement in spying on Americans. Between the government, major corporations and hackers, it appears nobody is safe from prying eyes.

It been less than 24 hours since the report of a hacker group (the Turkish Crime Family) threatening Apple—pay the demanded ransom, or the cyber gang will delete data from 300-million user accounts. There seems to be no safety, whether you’re a PC or MAC user. It appears there is no way to keep personal data safe in today’s world.

“There’s been heaps of controversy associated with Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10, since it was launched, but the latest issue takes the cake—apparently Windows has been quietly logging every single keystroke users make on their keyboards from the beginning.

Even better, that data is being constantly sent to Microsoft’s servers on a regular basis.”

[Windows Options Panel | Source: SHTF Plan]
If you happen to be running Windows 10 on your computer, one way to avoid having your keystrokes logged is to go to the “Start Menu” and click on “Settings>Privacy>General.

Under “Send Microsoft info about how I write to help us improve typing and writing in the future,” set this to “off” (as seen in the above image).


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