Earlier this week, news broke that Samsung had patched the software on its Windows PCs to stop them from automatically updating through Microsoft’s default system. The patch in question required users to manually check for updates to Windows, which is a less secure (not to mention less convenient) approach than just having the updates install automatically. Samsung claimed that it was not blocking updates to Windows entirely, and framed the practice around the notion of choice. “As part of our commitment to consumer satisfaction, we are providing our users with the option to choose if and when they want to update the Windows software on their products,” said the company in an official statement on the matter.
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