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[2]: Trusted Computing
by stormcrow on Sat 27th Jan 2018 17:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Trusted Computing "
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Microsoft is being both transparent and obfuscating at the same time with this tool. They can point at it and say "Oh, we're telling you what's going to our servers!" and that is one face of the truth. But they're withholding what the meaning of data being sent is. If you're looking at 0x4523FACB without context, it's just a hex number without meaning other than its arithmatic value. It's meaningless without the interpretive information. That's what's going on here.

The reason we can't "recognize the truth" any more is because no one is TELLING the full truth. Even Microsoft isn't telling the full truth here.

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