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Windows 10, The home of Privacy Invasion?

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Alan1998

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http://www.forbes.co...dows-10-spying/

 

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  • install the Program, we may collect information about your device and applications and use it for purposes such as determining or improving compatibility;



  • use voice input features, such as speech-to-text, we may collect voice information and use it for purposes such as improving speech processing;



  • open a file, we may collect information about the file, the application used to open the file and how long it takes and use it for purposes such as improving performance; or



  • enter text, we may collect typed characters and use them for purposes such as improving auto-complete and spell check features."


Has Keylogger/RAT screamed all over that. Drectly from Microsoft's Windows Technical Preview Privacy Policy found Here

 

 

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Think this is being done for now maybe to be able to make improvements to Windows 10 before it comes out or will it be this way when it does come out.

 

Even though on Technical preview can not turn it off, might be able to in the finished product. Something similiar in Windows 8.1 now, able to turn it off. In privacy settings in Change PC settings, i know this is way more, just thinking similiarity in it.

 

True this is not good for anyones privacy. Well for now i will wait.


Edited by jds63, 09 October 2014 - 12:50 PM.

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I was right about reason for data collection,  to help improve the product, yes  from research always put a keylogger it seems. http://www.geek.com/...logger-1606160/


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Another attempt at headline grabbing I'm afraid  :rolleyes: 

 

MS like it has done with previous software etc is giving users of the final product the chance to help with making the OS be as good as it can, the tech preview is not being forced on anybody and the opportunity to try the software has been given all members of the public and not just people from a technical background.

 

Also from the same article;

 

“Attention: Windows 10 Technical Preview is a test platform which will capture your data, voice and keyboard interaction. It will not share your data with third parties and all information we take will be deleted at the end of the test period. The retail version of Windows 10 will not have similar requests.”

 

 

I have never specifically promoted any MS or any other software to anyone and that will never change but it does irk me when people try and sensationalise a headline for something that is giving us all a chance to help make the new OS be a success :(  


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Well i do not think i am going to try the preview, i will wait for the final product and make my decision then to buy it or not. Recall when people were using and installing it on a VirtualBox to test it on there system instead of installing it on system.

 

Heard about work arounds to disabling this logger. Also buzz going around if it will be a free upgrade to pre installed Windows 8.1 and possible purchases of Windows 8.1 after certain time.

 

Makes no sense to me as this is not an upgrade, but maybe they will have a Windows 10 upgrade version like Windows 8 upgrade version, this will be free to certain users.


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I remember back when the Chrome browser was first introduced.  Word got around quickly that it tracked every movement you made on the internet - that didn't stop users from making it the most popular browser.


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<<<<<<<<< Mozilla Firefox person, only like Google for there search engine.


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