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Why Microsoft yanked its latest Windows 10 update download: It hijacked privacy settings

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Re: Surely a simple answer

> That old thing called System Restore. Or whatever they call it now. The

> same method that lets you uninstall an update would allow them to find out

> your previous settings and put them back in place. No data would need

> transmitting to MS for that.

Except your passwords have already been uploaded to Microsoft, replicated across a bunch of disks in multiple data centres, found their way onto backup tapes, and probably downloaded by your friends:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/30/windows_10_wi_fi_sense/

The only way to undo this is going to be to change your passwords absolutely everywhere.

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