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Who asked this joker07 Jul 2015 5:45 a.m. PST


By default I NEVER want to share stuff "automagically." I would presume (maybe I am naive) that most people would be in the same camp. Why these companies turn this crap on by default is beyond me…or maybe not.

Windows 10 users/testers, best you review your wireless settings.

45thdiv07 Jul 2015 6:44 a.m. PST

They turn it on for data collection. It is a pain as they move where the settings are with every release. I will update next year. I have my settings just right at the moment with windows 8.1.

Thanks for the heads up.


TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2015 10:08 a.m. PST

The opt-out is a change of SSID?!?!


Oh, wait, they're falling in Google's lead. And their motto is, first do no wrong.

All good.


Weasel07 Jul 2015 12:09 p.m. PST

What was it the joker from facebook said? The default is social?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jul 2015 7:37 p.m. PST

Why these companies turn this crap on by default is beyond me

Because, unfortunately, you are not in the majority of users.

The overwhelming majority of users want computers to do stuff for them and they want to have no involvement in how it gets done. They want automatic filling in forms and passwords, spell checking, sensing networks, connecting to devices, establishing connections, downloading updates to happen by default. They don't want to have to bother to turn them on. And they don't want to be asked to turn them off with a dialogue box (harassed), especially since they don't actually read them and just click OK which could accidentally turn such features off.

Weasel08 Jul 2015 12:15 p.m. PST


When I worked at a big company that does customer service for another big company, we'd get calls about angry ex-boyfriends getting a customers account information and they'd always wonder if our systems "got hacked".

9 times out 10, when we investigated it, it was someone who fell for a tear-jerking story and gave away info they shouldn't have.

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