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    What Data Does Windows 10 Send to Microsoft?
     
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    New strife for Strava: Location privacy feature can be made transparent
    Circles within circles make it easy to find the midpoint
    By Richard Chirgwin 8 Feb 2018 at 04:03
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/08/strava_privacy_still_leakable/
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    "Hidden in plain sight: Wandera thinks it can use entries and exits from privacy zones to deduce Strava users' start points.

    Analysis by mobile device management outfit Wandera has suggested that newly notorious exercise-tracking app Strava's “location privacy” feature isn't very good at hiding users' homes.

    Wandera's analysis comes after Strava released a "heat map" that was found to offer clues to the location of military bases. Such data was only captured because Strava's privacy feature is off by default. When it's on, the feature creates a virtual bubble in which users' activities aren't tracked.

    But as Wandera's Liarna La Porta wrote, the privacy zone might not be enough: “If an activity on Strava is circular in nature and the return route is from the opposite direction, it is relatively easy to deduce the mid-point and where the privacy zone is centred on.

    If there are not two exact opposite points, it’s possible to use a third point from a different activity and solve the equation of a circle passing through 3 points.”

    As the company's Dan Cuddeford added: “Assuming Strava’s user base is made up of serious cyclists who invest heavily in the best equipment, the app can be used by criminals as an accurate map of where to find expensive bikes they might want to steal.”

    Wandera said it notified Strava about the issue. Strava reportedly responded by saying the feature is working as intended. However, La Porta added, it would probably be better if the Privacy Zone was randomised rather than set to a specific radius.

    Another simple fix is to centre Strava's privacy zone on something other than your home, office or wherever you start to run or ride. By placing it a couple of hundred meters away, you'll make home-hacking harder. (One Reg operative hit on this idea a while ago, not to preserve privacy but to make his efforts on a tasty hill would be included in Strava's records.)

    This kind of mis-direction probably won't help military bases, which have large populations of people. But it's got to be better than the Pentagon's rushed and embarrassed response to the heat map fiasco."
    https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2018/02/08/strava_privacy_still_leakable/
     
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    Cortana hell lol.

     
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    Dude I was formatting my laptop the other day at like 2 AM in the morning. So Windows was installing while I went to the kitchen to have a meal. All of a sudden Cortana starts speaking and I froze for a second, thinking crap is my house haunted? are their thieves here? I was seriously scared and didn't know what to do. Until I realized that it's that annoying digital crap Cortana speaking so I quickly ran to my room and muted my computer before she wakes every one up! Microsoft should seriously STOP! We don't want that crap!
     
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    Yes and Yes.;)
     
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    On RS4, its more intelligent and I asked her to Keep Quiet but she was going on and on... Finally found the mute button and also clicked Set Cortana Later option too.
    Yes, Cortana confused my parent's too, I was setting up my PC few months ago and suddenly a Woman's voice came up! Mom asked me who am I talking to? I said it was PC and she was like duh!??
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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