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[4]: Comment by Drumhellar
by tomchr on Wed 7th Mar 2018 21:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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It is "cool" to disbelieve-- You are a sheeple if you trust anyone or anything, and an elite if you distrust everything and everyone.


(Dis)belief is not exactly a choice. One may choose to hide one's real beliefs in order to act "cool", but one cannot just change those beliefs on command. Experience and knowledge play a big part when it comes to what to believe.

It is a fact that Microsoft collects huge amounts of personal telemetry data, regardless of your consent.

Trust is usually earned. If you trust anything that does not respect your rights, then I would venture that you are naive.

What Microsoft is doing is not very complex or devious. It is simply an invasion of privacy. Google does it. Apple does it. They are making a clear choice not to respect your constitutional and basic human right. If you are lax about it, then you are part of the flock of the vast majority.

Edited 2018-03-07 21:56 UTC

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