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 patrix on Wed 7th Mar 2018 09:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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It did, because the behaviour was noticed very quickly and fixed.

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RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar
by zima on Sat 10th Mar 2018 02:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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But this Chromium "feature" wasn't really noticed thanks to its open source nature...

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