Windows 10 Preview is watching your every move

For those of you that are trying out the new Windows 10 preview it might be worth taking a step back and checking if you really read its terms and conditions as thoroughly as you should have. If you didn’t here’s a part you might have missed:

If you open a file, we may collect information about the file, the application used to open the file, and how long it takes any use [of] it for purposes such as improving performance, or [if you] enter text, we may collect typed characters, we may collect typed characters and use them for purposes such as improving autocomplete and spell check features,” the privacy policy states.

You might be thinking well thats not that bad right… but Microsoft hasn’t stopped there, reading further states that:

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 states. “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.

It appears that Microsoft is definitely walking a fine line of what they should and shouldn’t do when it comes to data collection on its users.

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James Stevenson

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