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Fix for when Windows 7 is stuck at “checking for updates”

September 26th 2016 in safety and privacy on the Internet

It works a treat:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605


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The 5 yearly Australian Census is collecting the names and addresses of all Australians (nothing unusual there), matching that information to myriad questions in the Census (again, nothing unusual). However, they are now retaining names and addresses to enable the Census to be linked to other national data for up to four years, instead of just 18 […]

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Originally reported in Germany (http://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/netzwelt/Nackt-im-Netz-Millionen-Nutzer-ausgespaeht,nacktimnetz100.html) and picked up by PCMag (http://www.pcmag.com/news/349328/web-of-trust-browser-extension-cannot-be-trusted).

From the German site (apologies for the translation errors): “In the background, however, the extension also logs and transmits the data for the surfing behavior of the user to a server abroad. A profile is created where the date, time, location, and controlled web address […]

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