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Old 25th August 2017, 05:31   #1
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Following a lawsuit from a consumer-protection authority, Microsoft's German subsidiary has promised never again to forcibly download the installation files for new operating systems onto PCs. The company is apologizing for dumping 6GB of data onto people's hard drives without giving them an easy way to opt out back in 2015 and 2016, when they were giving people a free upgrade to Windows 10. Thanks to Microsoft's pledge, the watchdog said, the company is "obliged to avoid placing installation data for new operating systems on Windows users' hard drives without their permission". "We would have wished for an earlier backing-down, but [Microsoft's statement] is a success for consumer rights in the digital world," Cornelia Tausch, who heads up the regional consumer authority, said in a statement. Microsoft has of course long since stopped pushing out the free Windows 10 update, and now charges for it.
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