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[6]: Comment by Drumhellar
by tomchr on Thu 8th Mar 2018 23:10 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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Excuse me, but you are contradicting yourself.

First you find it amusing that other people believe in company conspiracies. Next you state that you are not at all surprised about the Snowden releases, since you yourself found the stories over the years credible (i.e. former conspiracy stories). Lastly, you clearly state that 'everyone' is doing it and nothing you do on the web is a secret. It seems to me that you are the paranoid one.

I am not at all concerned about conspiracies and paranoia. I am concerned with Microsoft's abuse of privacy, since this is done at operating system-level. Windows 10's privacy settings have been found "not trustworthy" by experts, organisations and authorities.

The fact that governments, coorperations, ISPs et al. are abusing your rights as well does not excuse them from moral or legal ramifications.

How about standing up for your rights for a change?

One more thing, beliefs are not something you pick up at Walmarts at $10 discount. You either have faith or you don't. Beliefs can't change facts. Facts, however, should change your beliefs.

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