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Microsoft’s Windows 10 has permission to watch your every move

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Posted · Original PosterOP

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-windows-technical-preview-data,27816.html#xtor=RSS-998

 

Edit: THIS IS TO RAISE AWARENESS, PEOPLE.

 

Is Microsoft watching your every move on the recently-released Windows 10 Technical Preview? That may be the case thanks to portions of Microsoft's privacy policy, which indicates that the company is using a keylogger, among other methods, to obtain information about the software's performance.

 

"When you acquire, install and use the Program, Microsoft collects information about you, your devices, applications and networks, and your use of those devices, applications and networks," the privacy policy stated. "Examples of data we collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; and application usage."

 

Microsoft has revealed that when users open files, they collect info about the file - what opens the file and how long it takes to open it. Microsoft claims it uses this information to improve performance and more. They also collect info on what programs are installed, including the device installed on and uses that info to determine Windows 10's compatibity with the programs.

 

They have said that voice information can be collected if the user uses voice input features such as speech-to-text with speech processing improvements claimed...

 

"Microsoft uses data we collect from the Program to operate, improve and personalize the Program and other Microsoft products and services," the privacy policy stated. "Some data is stored on your device and some data is transmitted to Microsoft. Microsoft shares some data with our partners to improve how their products and services work with Microsoft's products and services."

 

According to Microsoft, the user's contact information is only used to contact that customer, whereas the preferences are used to configure Program features. Under Disclosure of Data, Microsoft states that it will only share the data with the user's consent. Microsoft also states that the company will "share or disclose information about you with other Microsoft-controlled subsidiaries and affiliates, and with vendors or agents working on our behalf."
 
Ok, time to stop using it and go back to Windows 8.1... The other crap is fine but really? A keylogger?!?!?


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There are thousands of other ways that the internet collects your information. Basically ALL your information is already somewhere on a database. This won't make any difference to the privacy that you don't have.


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No shit xD

Thats the whole point of the beta... People are dumb


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So they wanna know the hotspots that people are checking out the most when navigating around Win10

 

This 'monitoring' Isn't a deal breaker, their trying to focus wants VS needs.

 

 

Simple really... once you know this ^OP^ info (By the way, Kudo's for sharing it, I already knew, but others didn't I'm sure)

 

You have a choice.

Stop using the product, or keep using the product.

 

People will obviously have different feelings about this collected data of course.

Again... Stop using the product, or keep using the product.


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So, they're doing exactly what they said they would do. Okay. You shouldn't be using this as your primary OS with sensitive data in the first place...

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People will know that their data will be collected since it's it's a windows insider program(Also it's already stated in their privacy policy and if you didn't read it you're just an ignorant). I won't be surprised if they can get all of your data in your computer.

 

Please don't use windows 10 if you're not going to contribute/afraid to share your data(just saying this to those that might want to use it in the future)


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and why is this even news? everyone agreed to this even before downloading the preview and ms openly stated they will do this on the announcement, if you don't agree whit don't use it and wait for final release


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The only thing I don't really like is the keylogger, everything else is fine...



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Its. A. God. DAMN. BETA!

I don't see the issue. Just another thing people are to sensitive about. A lot of people could know a lot of things, just by looking at your email or I.P

A key logger it's a bit much even for a beta, particularly since it's not a closed beta but an open one.


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Holy shit. 

 

This isn't even a BETA. Its a technical preview for industry folk. Call it a alpha. 

 

IT STRAIGHT UP TELLS YOU IT WILL BE COLLECTING DATA! 

 

MS wants to know what people are doing and how they do it. They want to know how you're using the system. They are mining the everlasting shit out of this testing period to actually figure out what works, whats broken, and what users don't mind but needs changing.

 

Is a key logger over the top? IDK. Who the hell runs a technical preview as a daily driver? TPs collect more data than even a beta, how are people shocked and how are people trying to turn this into yet another "DAE MICROSOFT IS HITLER?" scenario? 

 

@Dietrichw you are making the assumption that people can even READ much less read the EULA. FFS this section is going downhill with the sensationalist, tabloid level articles and posting without reading the very source articles the post in their threads. 

 

I know I'm still not on the ball with properly formatted articles and titles/text that are reasonably balanced if not bias free entirely, but this is just sad. 

 
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A key logger it's a bit much even for a beta, particularly since it's not a closed beta but an open one.

Not an issue for me, they have all my passwords, emails, accounts, addresses already.

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Not an issue for me, they have all my passwords, emails, accounts, addresses already.

 

A key logger can not only get all those but it can basically put you in an NSA fastrack to know anything you ever written so if you for example typed bomb the white house like I did you're setting up an alarm somewhere, btw say Hi cause I likely triggered the alerts for everyone here :D


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What's the expectation?

 


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I don't mind as long as its used only to help with windows development and not miss used for other non-related things.

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