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: Comment by Drumhellar
by birdie on Wed 7th Mar 2018 17:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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You're so full of BS, it's unbelievable.

First of all, you can never know if this wonderful "a tool that lets you view all the telemetry Windows collects" actually shows all the data that Windows collects and sends.

Secondly, if Microsoft was completely honest, they would just let the "Off" switch for data telemetry. No ifs, no whats, just "Off".

Thirdly, Microsoft made sure that you cannot stop telemetry by 1) adding offending domains to `hosts` 2) by blocking the offending collection servers in their own firewall - IOW, they completely broke and infringed on all the networking rules and RFCs.

Fourthly, they could have made data collection Opt In rather than a hundred layers of semi-working (mostly not) Opt Out.

There's just one way not to leak your personal data with Microsoft: you do not run Windows 10 (corporate users enjoy the LTSB Enterprise Edition but let's just not talk about it right now - SOHO users cannot legally run it).

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