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Your Privacy in Windows 10


Here is a famous picture of the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showing his Facebook likes here.

 Mark Zuckerberg

What happened is that when people blew up the picture where I put the arrow in what they found was this.

Mark Zuckerberg covering the camera and mic 

What he had done is put some tap over the camera and microphone of his laptop. Obviously despite having some of the best I am sure computer security professionals in the world, to check his computer he still feels he needs to do this too.

It is certainly the sign of the times as privacy has never been more under threat as it is now with computers and the internet. Although the Australian goverment with both sides approval has taken admirable action on private companies abusing people'e privacy, it certainly has expanded dramaticly the power of its own abuse of privacy again with both sides approval. 

Now if you're concerned what kind of data is collected by Microsoft in its latest Windows 10 at least there is something you can do to increase your privacy.

The problem is that Windows 10 requires to send information to Microsoft so that it can serve us better. Now where do we draw the line on what we are prepared to give will be different for everyone?

If you are concerned about this, I suggest that you download this free program and checkout the trade off between what you need and what information you are sending that you feel  goes too far. It is available here.






Thanks for this post.Need more content for pos software in legal privacy.

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Old hard drives


Today almost everyone is concerned about their personal privacy with good reason as all of us have heard horror stories about someone buying a used computer, and the new owners found on the computer tons of their information on the old computer and soon the old owner got into big trouble.

What people want to know is what steps do we take to prevent their loss of personal data on their hard drives which I think is a reasonable for them to ask us, and we want you to know that we, at POS Solutions take very seriously the privacy of our customers.

It is a good idea for people before passing on their computers to others to delete all their personal and business information first to be as safe as possible. The program, I would recommend is ccleaner which I spoke about earlier here. If you want something more secure, then I would recommend beachbit. If the FBI could not crack Hillary Clinton computer after she used it, I am sure it should be good enough for our purposes.

Still no matter how thorough such as a wiping program is, the only way to be really certain that a hard-drive's data is unrecoverable is to destroy the hard drive. Many people suggest throwing hard drives into fire or throwing chemicals at them neither of which I recommend as there are lots of dangerous chemicals in these hard drives and you do not want to be breathing in the fumes. As they are metal, you cannot use a microwave machine despite what some people say. Dropping them is not a good idea as some of them, I have seen survive. Hard drives are pretty tough, and made to take a lot of punishment.

So I recommend a brute force method too, like pound them with a nail and hammer or using what we use, a drill.

However, regardless of whether or not you do this, we will take steps to protect your private information. After we receive hard drives for disposal what we do is here.





Then we dispose of these hard drives.

Privacy flowchart


Everyone has the right to ask for all the personal information you hold about them. You, however, do not necessarily have to release this information, and if you do you may be able to charge for the work required to produce the information required. What the Australian government has done is created a flowchart to help you make these decisions.