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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Paranoia
by Megol on Mon 29th Jan 2018 15:11 UTC
Megol
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There's a difference between having a healthy skepticism and having paranoid delusions.

Here we already have the "we can never trust closed source" argument, the "they will lie" argument and a lot more that are delusional. Crazy in other words.

You can already see what Microsoft sends if you want to, just make sure to log everything sent to their servers and go through it. You can do it, people skilled in reverse engineering can do it just as they do with everything else.

If someone could show that MS pushes any data but what they claim that person/group would gain fame and money (plenty of people wanting skilled security researchers).

The one that can show MS in some way exposes users when collecting some data (intentionally or accidentally) the same applies. Money and fame have still not produced anything like that.

And the same of course applies when they will directly expose the data sent from a certain computer - show just one thing omitted.

But talk is cheap.

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