Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Mar 2018 20:12 UTC

Microsoft is once again tackling privacy concerns around Windows 10 today. The software giant is releasing a new test build of Windows 10 to Windows Insiders today that includes changes to the privacy controls for the operating system. While most privacy settings have been confined to a single screen with multiple options, Microsoft is testing a variety of ways that will soon change.

There have been some concerns that Windows 10 has a built-in “keylogger,” because the operating system uses typing data to improve autocompletion, next word prediction, and spelling correction. Microsoft’s upcoming spring update for Windows 10 will introduce a separate screen to enable improved inking and typing recognition, and allow users to opt-out of sending inking and typing data to Microsoft.

I doubt any of these changes will reassure people who refuse to use Windows because of privacy concerns.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by leech on Tue 6th Mar 2018 22:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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To be fair, can you really trust it not to send anything unless it was open source and people could go through the code to see EXACTLY what it is doing?

With a tool "oh, we show you what we collect (at least that we're okay with you knowing what we collect...)"

The fact they started doing it in the first place is the big 'why'.

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