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 Dr.Cyber on Wed 7th Mar 2018 10:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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Being "Open Source" never stopped Chromium from downloading backbox binaries on Debian that could listen in on your microphone.

But it does make it so that people can more easily know about it.

The advantage of open source regarding spyware is not that spyware is harder to include in it, but that it is harder to hide in it.

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