Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Jan 2018 00:47 UTC
Windows

Following the publication last year of the data collected by Windows 10's built-in telemetry and diagnostic tracking, Microsoft today announced that the next major Windows 10 update, due around March or April, will support a new app, the Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer, that will allow Windows users to browse and inspect the data that the system has collected.

While I doubt this tool will alleviate any of the concerns some people have over Windows 10's data collection, it does at least give some insight into what's being sent to Microsoft - assuming, that is, you trust the reporting to be truthful and accurate.

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RE: Trusted Computing
by grat on Sat 27th Jan 2018 02:15 UTC in reply to "Trusted Computing "
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Precisely.

Because everyone is "smarter" than that, in spite of the fact Microsoft would be complete and utter morons to release a tool that was later proven to lie about what data they collect, even though it would open them up to massive class action lawsuits.

Microsoft has a huge incentive to be absolutely transparent here, and practically no reason whatsoever to lie or obfuscate.

That doesn't matter any longer though, because society has no interest in "true" or "false".

Our "news providers" are "entertainment companies", and have no obligation to report the truth, the American President lies, and calls out any attempts to correct him as "fake news".

And the internet is full of self-opinionated blowhards who have no idea what the truth is, but they'll repeat whatever they heard, because it makes them look cool.

Microsoft could open up their entire codebase to the public, and people would STILL believe they were hiding something.

Apple, meanwhile, releases incredibly insecure software, hides billions in tax revenue, slows down their older phones deliberately, and created the original walled garden (iTunes) and replaced it with an even more locked-in walled garden (App Store!) and people still think they're the greatest computer company that ever existed.

As a society, I don't think we're capable of recognizing "truth" any longer. Our signal to noise ratio has hit zero.

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