Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade no longer free: Latest update
Microsoft fans across the world had never had this good. Its best OS version till date namely Microsoft Windows 10 came free of cost instead of any price tag for users of older versions. Millions and millions of users of older versions including Windows 7 and Windows 8 got it all for free.
Nonetheless, as everything good, this free offer too is coming to an end pretty soon. Some people were expecting that the Redmond based Microsoft will extend the free Windows 10 upgrade for the existing users, but this was a wishful thinking.
Microsoft has announced without any ambiguity that it is removing the option of free upgrade to the best ever Windows version for the existing users. While a large number of people have already availed the option of free upgrade, there are many more who haven’t been able to do it due to either their love for the existing version or lethargy.
In the meantime there are some signs of anxiety among Microsoft Windows fans. The anxiety has been caused due to a serious warning about the OS. The warnings come directly from France’s National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) which has accused Microsoft of using Windows 10 for “collecting excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent”.
The CNIL has accused the software major of collecting “irrelevant or excessive data”. It has also said that the company does not have “satisfactory measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of user data”. Besides the CNIL has also said that Microsoft does not abide by the European Union’s ‘Safe Habour’ rules because it stores user data outside their home country without consent.
This has forced the tech major to release a formal statement in this regard. David Heiner, a Microsoft Vice President in a statement said that the company “will release an updated privacy statement next month”. The statement went on to add that the tech giant “will work closely with the CNIL over the next few months to understand the agency’s concerns fully and to work toward solutions that it will find acceptable.”