How “Windows10” Technical Preview watching your every move to get feedback…


Microsoft announced the next version of its Operating system, dubbed Windows 10, providing “Windows 10 Technical Preview” release under its Insider Program in order to collect feedback from users and help shape the final version of the operating system, which is said to be coming sometime in summer 2015. The Technical Preview requires users to register with the Windows which allows users to submit their own feedback about the operating system.

Well, how many of you actually read the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy documents before downloading the Preview release of Windows 10? I guess none of you, because most computer users have a bad habit of ignoring that lengthy paragraphs and simply click I Agree and then next, which is not at all a good way.According to the Privacy Policy the company is collecting things like text inputted into the operating system, the details of any/all files on your system, voice input and program information.

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“PERMISSION TO KEYLOG”

If you are unaware of Microsoft’s privacy policy, so now you should pay attention to what the policy says. Microsoft is watching your every move on the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview. Some are calling this a keylogger within the Windows 10 Technical Preview, which isn’t good news. Essentially by accepting the Windows 10 privacy policy you are allowing Microsoft to screen your files and log your keystrokes. This means, if you open a file and type, Microsoft have access to what you type, and the file info within.

This could likely one of the reasons why the company insisted that Windows Technical Preview not be installed on computers that are used every day. One concern would be whether or not Microsoft can see when you input a password or bank details.Is there a way to turn this feedback collecting off ? We’re not sure. You could attempt to leave the Windows Insider Program. The only way you could be sure of this is going back to Windows 8.1 for now.

Read: Microsoft Announces new “Windows 10″

“OTHER DATA COLLECTION”

Microsoft says it may collect even more data. The company will be watching your apps for compatibility, and collect voice information when you use speech to text. This information will be used to improve speech processing, according to Microsoft.“Mary Jo Foley” from ZDNet talked about a new way Microsoft is collecting feedback. She claims Microsoft has developed a real-time telemetry system which can “see in near real-time what’s happening on users’ machines. So it looks like Microsoft could be watching your every move.

Though, technology companies continue to develop a fine line on the issue of privacy and data collection and based on the information which the Microsoft collects, it could have thousands of username and password combinations stored in a database somewhere. But we may well see a public feedback to this newest attempt to mine users data.However, it is clearly known that they are not going to use those data to access users’ bank accounts or company’s private network but the fact that the company is collecting data by all means.

Update:

Windows Technical Preview will only occur within the Technical Preview period. Once “Windows 10” launches to the public as RTM, the data Microsoft collects will be removed from the operating system. This isn’t a permanent feature within Windows 10.

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