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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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by shotsman on Wed 7th Mar 2018 07:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
shotsman
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Google does not get a pass from me. A total and abject failure more like. They collect data on you and then sell it on to their Advertisers etc.

Apple gets a 'Meh' from me. You can opt out of their collection and they publicly say that anything they collect is never sold on.

These days, I go out of my way to avoid having anything directly to do with Google. Their motto has clearly (IMHO) become 'Do Evil' to us mere mortals.
They clearly don't understand the meaning of 'No'.

As for MS, their dictatorial stance on a whole load of things including updates for W10 and the way that they willy-nilly overwrite your settings during the update process clearly shows that they are in the 'MS knows best and you will do as we say' mode more and more.
Their data collection system that bypasses the 'hosts' file settings etc is just plain wrong in my eyes.

I voted with my feet and have got rid of all MS OS's from my life. The reduction in stress I have is huge.
I'll be ditching Office as soon as I can get around to it.
YMMV

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