Microsoft Windows 10: what about your privacy?

There is a lot of information circulating on the Internet currently about the new Windows 10 software upgrade, both positive and negative. By means of this article, we will try to create a clear picture of this new Windows 10 software, helping you take the right decision regarding the security of storing your company data.

Do you know enough about the new Windows 10?

Nowadays, the storing of big data is a popular topic for discussion, not only in the sphere of private use, but also in the business world, where it becomes more and more unavoidable. People tend to forget that a lot of software companies and providers try to collect as much information about their customers for various purposes, such as: constructing complete customer profiles and eventually selling that to third parties. Software companies such as Office 365 and Gmail have already admitted to collecting their users’ data. However Microsoft brings a whole new aspect to the concept of collecting your data, by actually collecting it offline trough their new software Windows 10.

Windows 10 updates

Contrary to the other Windows updates, this new Windows 10 software is completely without costs, but unfortunately not completely without risk. When you follow the software recommendations during the Windows update on your device, you automatically give Microsoft permission to monitor several computer activities. For instance, Microsoft can see with which companies you have had contact with. Due to this Microsoft develops a huge database with different facts about their users.

Quote from Privacy Statement Windows 10: “Examples of data we may collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; location, browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; voice, text and writing input; and application usage.”

Monitoring your contacts

When you use various services from one provider such as Microsoft (Windows 10, One Drive, Exchange and Office 365) and share these platforms with your contacts, Microsoft will be able to monitor their data flow as well. By using different providers they cannot connect all the data that they collect from the different companies you collaborate with.

Our alternative solution

If you choose a different, neutral provider your data will be safely secured and not released to any third parties. By using vBoxxCloud for example your data is safe even if you use Windows 10 as software. Microsoft cannot scan your documents in vBoxxCloud because it is protected on our secured server. This creates an incomplete customer profile at Microsoft and removes the possibility to follow your data flow to your business associates.

Are you interested in independent business storage for your data and e-mail traffic? If you would like more information about this subject and our offers, feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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