While Microsoft promised to respect users’ privacy and give greater control over privacy settings when Windows 10 was released, the truth is that many users want to go further. The good news is that there are many free third-party tools available today that can make various changes to system software, such as removing annoying bundled software to enhance userprivacy. However, TorrentFreak recently reported that the Windows optimization tool Ninjutsu OS has been hit by complaints from Microsoft’s DMCA and is off the GitHub platform.
(from: TorrentFreak, via GitHub)
The software giant said in its complaint that the following features of the Ninjutsu OS tool were infringed by circumventing technical restrictions in violation of Microsoft’s software license terms.
Custom Windows 10 with powerful tuning features and optimizations;
Protect privacy by tweaking and customizing Windows 10;
Disable many of the annoying features built into Windows;
Remove unwanted Windows components;
Remove/ disable a large number of Windows programs and services.
Ninjutsu OS claims to add hundreds of security tools and remove “unnecessary” Windows features, and the ability to customize and modify the system beyond the common categories of many of its kind, which may be the main reason for Microsoft’s “gun-toe”.
The Business Software Consortium (BSA) launched this DMCA complaint on behalf of Microsoft and asked the GitHub platform to take off the hosting of the infringing Ninjutsu OS tool software.
However, developer Hasan rejected the allegations, saying his work did not involve any infringement of Microsoft’s copyright.