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[3]: Trusted Computing
by Dr.Cyber on Mon 29th Jan 2018 15:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Trusted Computing "
Dr.Cyber
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"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".


Trust is not easy to acquire, but it's very easy to lose. And once lost, it doesn't matter how many cynical or sarcastic followers you line up, how many apps you make, tools you release, it still will take you more time than you can afford to get it back. Its just how it is. Speaches like "society has no interest in" have no place in such a context, since this is not a religious or social issue. Never was, never will be.
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Microsoft still got plenty trust after they pulled of their bait & switch scam to trick people into upgrading to Windows 10. In fact Microsoft has done a lot of nasty things and never lost trust. Observations indicate that trust is actually pretty hard to lose for Microsoft.

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