Re: Am I particularly unobservant...?
Windows 10 scans the contents of all connected devices. It reads your emails, it captures every keystroke, it knows your location and sends it all back to Microsoft. Every file name, mp3, video, docs, text files is read. They have the ability and your permission to change settings on your machine and to disable programs and peripherals it doesn't like. You won't need passwords because Microsoft will know every last private thing about you. All this is contained in the T&C you clicked through at install time. That is the big difference in Windows 10. It is big brother on steroids, enjoy.