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[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by grat on Wed 7th Mar 2018 18:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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All of what you said is true, but irrelevant.

It is "cool" to disbelieve-- You are a sheeple if you trust anyone or anything, and an elite if you distrust everything and everyone.

The fact that society cannot stand that level of disbelief is irrelevant.

The internet is truly a wilderness of mirrors where reality has ceased to have any useful meaning.

I've always found it entertaining that people can believe that a company like Microsoft is capable of incredibly complex and devious conspiracies, when the company's history is actually littered with examples of poorly kept secrets. Even the NSA has been unable to conceal the full extent of their operations, but somehow, a company like Microsoft is (apparently) capable of all kinds of super sekret information gathering without anyone noticing, or blowing whistles.

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