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Author Topic: Microsoft Releases A Statement On Windows 10 Data Collection  (Read 1676 times)
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« on: October 08, 2014, 04:49:05 AM »
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The web was a chirpy place yesterday with news that Windows 10 tracks usage habits and collects all manner of data on how people that installed the preview.

And now Microsoft has responded with an official statement on this.

According to the company, it does monitor these habits, and the Technical Preview does come with tracking technologies built in, but this was a stated fact according to the company. All part of a collaborative development process:

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“With Windows 10, we’re kicking off the largest ever open collaborative development effort that will change the way we build and deliver Windows.

Users who join the Windows Insider Program and opt-in to the Windows 10 Technical Preview are choosing to provide data and feedback that will help shape the best Windows experience for our customers.”

That’s what the Windows Insider Program was there for, right?

Sure enough, Microsoft is not providing exact details of what is being tracked and how the data is collected. And while the Terms of Use of this new program does state that personally identifiable information is gathered, all of that is for the purpose of improving the operating system.

For example, typed characters are logged for the purpose of enhancing autocomplete and spellcheck features. Standard stuff, some may say.

But then again, some also say that the Windows 10 Preview should not be installed as the main operating system on your main computer or primary device. Microsoft has been very clear on this from the beginning.

The company also adds that it remains committed to help protect the personal information and has put up a number of safeguards in place for the collection and storing of data.

Just install the Windows 10 Technical Preview on a secondary PC, and you’ll be fine.

source:windows10update
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