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31 Jul, 2015

Thanks to Mic Wright reading Microsoft's new 45 pages (combined) Privacy Statement and Services Agreements. He kindly pointed out some scary parts:

  • Data syncing by default
  • Cortana is a sexy spy in the machine Turn on Cortana, the virtual assistant, and you’re also turning on a whole host of data sharing:
    To enable Cortana to provide personalized experiences and relevant suggestions, Microsoft collects and uses various types of data, such as your device location, data from your calendar, the apps you use, data from your emails and text messages, who you call, your contacts and how often you interact with them on your device. Cortana also learns about you by collecting data about how you use your device and other Microsoft services, such as your music, alarm settings, whether the lock screen is on, what you view and purchase, your browse and Bing search history, and more.”
  • Whatever happens, Microsoft knows what you’re doing…
  • Advertisers will know exactly who you are
  • Your encryption key is backed up to OneDrive
  • Microsoft can disclose your data when it feels like it

Details: Windows 10: Here are the privacy issues you should know about (TNW news)

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Posted by Antony at July 31, 2015 7:56 PM
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