As expected - Windows 10 is force installing Apps & spying on you

Barnacules Nerdgasm, professional Nerd & ex-Microsoft software developer of 15 years, writes, "After installing the Windows Anniversary Update for Windows 10 it would seem we picked up a lot more than we bargained for. There is a feature now that allows Microsoft to quietly install popular games and apps from the Microsoft Store without your consent or knowledge, eating up your bandwidth and hard drive space and potentially putting you at risk. I am calling Microsoft out in this video for this bad practice and also telling you how to disable it so it won't continue to happen. I also tell you how to fortify your Windows 10 to prevent telemetry and data gathering moving forward by Microsoft."



Q) What apps have been confirmed to be installed without permission so far?

A) Amazon, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Netflix, Snapfish, TripAdvisor Hotels Flights Restaurants, Farmvill, Pixart, Asphalt 8: Airborne...

Here is the official response from Microsoft on the issue. They completely dodge the entire issue of 3rd party apps being force installed like Asphalt 8 (2GB of Data!). But hey, it's a start.

"Improving your PC upgrade experience: One of the ongoing feedback items we’ve heard is how the apps that come preinstalled with Windows will reinstall after each upgrade – particularly noticeable for our Insiders that receive multiple flights per month. We’ve heard your feedback, and starting with Build 14926, when your PC updates it will check for apps that have been uninstalled, and it will preserve that state once the update has completed. This means if you uninstall any of the apps included in Windows 10 such as the Mail app or Maps app, they will not get reinstalled after you update to a newer build going forward." - Microsoft

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