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[2]: Trusted Computing
by Dr.Cyber on Mon 29th Jan 2018 15:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Trusted Computing "
Dr.Cyber
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2017-06-17

Precisely.

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.



You are assuming here that you know MS has nothing to hide, which is a huge leap of faith considering that if they had something to hide then they would hide it thus making it hard to find out about it.

So the reality is that we really do not know if MS has an incentive to lie or not. This makes having blind faith in them by assuming we know their motives risky.

But most people really do not care about their privacy. MS has already admitted that they can view your files and virtually everything you do on Windows 10, so really when it comes to privacy MS already tells us their customers have none and many people like it that way.

It makes sense too, why would they let their cattle have privacy? Privacy only makes it harder to manage cattle especially if the cattle has the potential to develop intelligence.

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