Windows 10 automatically sends parents detailed dossier of their children's internet history and computer usehttp://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/windows-10-automatically-sends-parents-detailed-dossier-of-their-childrens-internet-history-and-computer-use-10472226.htmlWindows 10 sends a weekly “activity update” on childrens’ internet browsing and computer history to parents, by default and without telling anyone. The feature could be dangerous as well as embarrassing, users have pointed out, allowing parents to watch everything their children do on the computer.The operating system sends a weekly note that includes a list of websites children have visited, how many hours per day they have spent on the computer, and for how long they have used their favourite apps, according to reports.The feature appears to be turned on by default for family accounts — not notifying either children or their parents that they are being spied on — and was reported by parents who hadn’t asked for and weren’t aware of activating the feature themselves.
Well this is fucked up!!
Many people have read Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four novel, to me it seems most people noticed the surveillance bit in the book and focus on that. To me, what Winston Smith feared and dreaded the most (beside room 101 rats) was not to be able to trust anybody, fearing that everybody was a snitch. The surveillance bit, however annoying it was, he could still deal with but not being able to having a friend or the constant worry of being betrayed by those close or anyone for that matter took the greatest toll on him.
Some of you may have read the excellent novel by Hans Fallada – Every Man Dies Alone
(Alone In Berlin (UK title)) and can link those two books together and know what I mean by the fear of snitching. It is a must read book by-the-way.
Windows 10 and I believe it was introduced in the number 8 have actively made that step, normalising surveillance within your family, that is disgusting. This is the new normal...sigh... #news