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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They don't get a pass. Each different article gets comment pointing out the same thing, always about the other companies. Collect them all and nobody gets a pass.

AS for Microsoft, the reason to not trust them is "why now, and not when they released it?"

The deed is already done, and it's tainted the OS... And will take a while to regain goodwill if it's even possible.

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