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

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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To be fair
by Poseidon on Wed 7th Mar 2018 02:19 UTC
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Seriously, Apple, Google and Microsoft all collect on their mobile operating systems immense amount of data. There's not really much that can be done about that on any platform except Android, which is released in open source mode (most of the os except drivers from vendors), but even then, that means you'd have to re-image the phone with the clean, audited version. Since the drivers are not open source, that means that your device could just be a nice PDA and that's about it, unless someone takes the time to write drivers for devices as well.

I only know of Copperhead, and they're still not as open as one would like.

That's some disturbing situation.

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