Sunday, August 2, 2015

Using Windows 10? Microsoft Is Collecting What You Do Online And More

Microsoft Is Collecting What You Do Online And More
More than 14 million devices are already running Microsoft’s Windows 10 after its global launch on Wednesday, but it’s unclear how many of their users read the company’s Privacy Policy and Service Agreement before downloading. Tucked away in the 45 pages’ worth of terms and conditions (effective August 1) is a substantial power grab: The company is collecting data on much of what you do while using its new software.

From the moment an account is created, Microsoft begins watching. The company saves customers’ basic information—name, contact details, passwords, demographic data and credit card specifics —but it also digs a bit deeper.

Microsoft is collecting ...

- your words and phrases - much like a keylogger.
- Bing search queries and conversations with the new digital personal assistant Cortana
- contents of private communications such as email
- websites and apps visited (including features accessed and length of time used)

Ummm, Microsoft is taking on the qualities of Google with even more zest.

Read the full article at Newsweek - click here.

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