Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Mar 2018 20:12 UTC
Windows

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[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by darknexus on Wed 7th Mar 2018 13:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
darknexus
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Don't be ridiculous. Even if it were open source, no one is going to audit every line of that code before they run it. You have to trust the rest of the community, and your distributor (Canonical, Red Hat, etc) and even then you can't be guaranteed someone in the chain won't put something in later. If you audit every single line of code that runs on your machine, good for you. The rest of us have a job and a real life to worry about, so there's just as much trust required as there is with Microsoft or any other closed company.

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