NEWSWEEK: Using Windows 10? Microsoft Is Watching
Written by Lauren Walker, 8/1/15, this article is at NEWSWEEK’s online site, with lots of juicy embedded links to back it up nicely. Highly recommended Intel for the human world. I will place a few teaser paragraphs below. I would like to invite readers here to read the whole NEWSWEEK article and then meditate on the revelations from DJ of Level 9 News, which we covered in this article on July 15, 2015 —
Think the writing isn’t on the Wall already?
Using Windows 10? Microsoft Is Watching
by Lauren Walker on August 1, 2015
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.
Other information Microsoft saves includes 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); and contents of private folders. Furthermore, “your typed and handwritten words are collected,” the Privacy Statement says, which many online observers liken to a keylogger. Microsoft says they collect the information “to provide you a personalized user dictionary, help you type and write on your device with better character recognition, and provide you with text suggestions as you type or write.”
End quoted teasers from article – it’s even more spellbinding than the above paragraphs, so do go catch this info and file it in your appropriate folder
Elias Alias, editor.