Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Jan 2018 00:47 UTC
Windows

Following the publication last year of the data collected by Windows 10's built-in telemetry and diagnostic tracking, Microsoft today announced that the next major Windows 10 update, due around March or April, will support a new app, the Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer, that will allow Windows users to browse and inspect the data that the system has collected.

While I doubt this tool will alleviate any of the concerns some people have over Windows 10's data collection, it does at least give some insight into what's being sent to Microsoft - assuming, that is, you trust the reporting to be truthful and accurate.

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RE[3]: Trusted Computing
by grat on Sat 27th Jan 2018 19:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Trusted Computing "
grat
Member since:
2006-02-02

Your sarcasm is failing. I never said, or implied any of that.

I said it doesn't matter whether Microsoft is telling the truth, because no one cares about the actual truth any longer-- merely the perceived truth.

Once upon a time, if you wanted to claim someone was lying, you needed actual proof. Now, even if you have proof, no one will believe you.

Hard to believe we went from the "information age" to the "post truth" age... but never underestimate society's ability to screw itself.

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RE[4]: Trusted Computing
by Gargyle on Sun 28th Jan 2018 14:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Trusted Computing "
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2015-03-27

I said it doesn't matter whether Microsoft is telling the truth, because no one cares about the actual truth any longer-- merely the perceived truth.


You also said this:

Because everyone is "smarter" than that, in spite of the fact Microsoft would be complete and utter morons to release a tool that was later proven to lie about what data they collect, even though it would open them up to massive class action lawsuits.

Microsoft has a huge incentive to be absolutely transparent here, and practically no reason whatsoever to lie or obfuscate.


Which implies you don't expect MS to lie because they cannot afford to, which frankly is a laughable argument.

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RE[5]: Trusted Computing
by grat on Mon 29th Jan 2018 04:41 in reply to "RE[4]: Trusted Computing "
grat Member since:
2006-02-02


Which implies you don't expect MS to lie because they cannot afford to, which frankly is a laughable argument.


What can I say? The sarcasm tags are missing. But, no, Microsoft can't afford to be perceived as lying here-- the mere fact that they released the tool says Microsoft believes they have to be more transparent.

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