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Microsoft Shuts Down Controversial Windows 10 Feature

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Microsoft Shuts Down Controversial Windows 10 Feature

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This article was posted on Wednesday, 15:09, UTC.

 Microsoft is killing a controversial feature introduced in Windows 10 that enabled users to share Wi-Fi login information with contacts, automatically. When Windows 10 was introduced, a feature called Wi-Fi Sense was borrowed from the mobile operating system used for the Windows Phone to be included into the popular PC operating system. As a feature, it allows users to automatically connect to hotspots and amazingly share users’ Wi-Fi passwords with contacts when they are on the same network. A simple checkbox enabled the passwords for Wi-Fi networks saved on the user’s PC to be shared with contacts on Skype, Facebook…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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