Summer 2018 Plans

Summer 2018 Plans

We’ve got some plans for WindowsLogic Productions over the summer and we’d love to share them with all of our readers. As many of you know, this year has been quite a bumpy year already with various hacking attempts on our servers and people trying to take our services down (most people who use our services on a regular basis didn’t like that as you would imagine). We did plan to keep the Fighting is Magic: Aurora April Fools build available until the 8th April but that’s when the hacking started so we had to sort that out instead, sorry for all of the people who wanted to try the build out but didn’t get a chance to. Anyway, onto the plans;

  1. We plan to release new updates and features for Fighting is Magic: Aurora, WindowsLogic Productions Hub and WindowsLogic Productions Vivian.
  2. We’re going to rework our servers to make our services even more accessible for people on slower Internet connections, this includes Remote Desktop sessions on our VPS.
  3. We’re going to make a new sub-domain for WindowsLogic Productions service statuses so you can get an overview of what’s up, what’s being maintained and what’s down. This site will also serve as a place for quick updates on what the situation is with services or server issues.
  4. We’re going to be working on a new slogan since the last time our slogan was updated was in late 2013 and it’s been almost five years since then so we think it’s time for an update. We’re thinking something along the lines of, “Uniquely free services, where your privacy is at the heart of everything we do.” We’ll most probably change this later and make it more catchy and appealing.
  5. We’re going to be updating our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Software Agreement to make it more appealing to read while also giving you the information you need to know.
  6. We’re going to be making an actual website page for Fighting is Magic: Aurora as people are confused on where to go to download the game, that’s understandable and we see your concern. We’ll be working on this page and hope to get it up soon.

So, those are the plans for summer 2018, are you excited? We are excited to provide you with better services every single day and these plans are going to be amazing moving forward as they provide more clarity over everything we do and what we want for our users.

Thank you for reading this news and we hope to start providing you better services, starting late May 2018.

Google Thinks It’s Okay to Scan Your Hard Disk

Google Thinks It’s Okay to Scan Your Hard Disk

There’s been a recent update to Google Chrome which is called “Clean Up Computer” and this was added in the version 65 update a few weeks ago without my knowledge or anyone’s for that matter as it was not even once mentioned in the update log for Chrome 65. This feature apparently “finds and deletes malware on your computer” with a button, but there is also a setting which is very dubious which says the following;

What this suggests to me and many others of the same volition is that Google is actually scanning all of your hard disks and most probably collecting data about your files and folders on your computer. We at WindowsLogic Productions recommend you turn this off so you’re more safe online and not unwillingly giving your data to Google. In theory this could even suggest they are actually downloading data from your computer and keeping it to find out more about you, scary stuff.

But that’s not all that Chrome collects… If you search, “privacy” in the Chrome settings, you’ll find a list of settings which are also quite dubious in the way they’re presented;

When your Google Chrome privacy settings look like mine above, you’re safe to start browsing on the Internet again. You can also gain more privacy with a VPN (Virtual Private Network), but these usually have a fee. Another option is by using a different browser which doesn’t track data such as WindowsLogic Productions Vivian or Mozilla Firefox.

Thank you for reading this post about how you can stay safer when using Google Chrome!