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Windows 10's Start menu to serve ads

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In its ever increasing hold on users of its new operating system, Windows 10, Microsoft has reached a new level of intrusion: their Start menu will deliver ads disguised as 'suggestions'. 

We all understand that ads are a way of life of most companies that try to make a living on the internet, but Microsoft isn't exactly one of those companies that are strapped for cash. 

While Microsoft will not be serving regular ads in the Start menu, they are in fact ads for apps (programs for those who have not migrated to this new naming). Microsoft is calling them 'suggestions', but that is simply a somewhat obscure way of saying 'advertising'.  

This 'feature' that's currently only being shown to Windows Insiders who have updated to build 10565 of Windows 10, but it could soon spread to everyone else.

How to disable this intrusive feature? Easy. Just right click the suggestion and you can opt to hide a particular app or to turn off all future suggestions. 

 

 

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