MS has crossed all moral lines:
I've been saying this since finding out about the spying and forced updates, etc... now the disabling/uninstalling 3rd party programs it doesn't like, and when a company ignores users choices and forces unsoloicited, underirable updates on them, it represents a serious breach of ethics and is deplorable.
I read the linked article and found it stops short at those data collection tools which can be disabled. The was no mention of the data collection tools embedded in the core... those which CANNOT be disabled unless you render the entire machine useless. However, I am glad the article did mention that if users disable data collection tools, MS will download, implement workarounds to continue its incessant grab for power and information.
Another thing wrong with the article is that it's sugar coated. The wording is too polite and avoids actually condemning MS for its blatant privacy intrusions. That may be to avoid being sued, but for mine, it lacks the necessary punch to make users sit up and take notice.
While it may be true, ha-ha, that MS isn't using users personal information [for now], it IS being collected ansd stored... and I'll bet my balls it ain't all about delivering a better product. I mean, truly, how does an individuals personal information help deliver a better product? What it does is arm MS and its partners with enough personal information to target users with 'specific' ads, and if you hate advertising, as many do, it detracts from the quality of the product [Win 10], rather than to enhance it. The truth is, this data collection is about power and money, NOT users.
The Chinese have demanded and will get a data-collection-free version of Win 10, but Western users will not be afforded any such reprieve, concession. No!! We are a captive market, with few viable alternatives, and MS knows this, which is why it thinks it can get away with such privacy intrusions and will. Sadly, not enough users will boycott Win 10, and not enough will uninstall it and revert to a prior version, so the privacy and other intrusions will continue... and get considerably worse as 10 is tweaked more to suit MS' agenda.
Nope, Win 10 is NOT for me.