Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Microsoft: Windows 10 Designed With Privacy In Mind

Despite the privacy concerns of users Windows 10 developed with privacy in mind, as Microsoft has announced. The software giant responded to all the commotion that plays since the launch of the new operating system. This applies in particular to the data collected.

According to Microsoft's Terry Myerson, there were during the development of Windows 10 two central privacy principles.Namely that Windows 10 collects information to improve the software and users to determine what information is collected.In addition, Microsoft makes a distinction between the data it collects or not. These are three different levels.

The first level is safety and reliability information. Windows 10 In this case, collect a limited amount of information to provide users with a "safe and reliable" experience. This relates to device ID, device type and information from crashed programs. It is not about the content or files of users. Further, it would Microsoft take various steps in order to prevent that the name, e-mail address or ID of user account is stored.

The second level relates to personalized data, for example, a user's favorite club, so as to provide relevant information.However, users can determine what Microsoft may collect in this case. The third level refers Myerson advertisement data are not collected. Thus the content of e-mail or other communication is not scanned in order to offer targeted ads.

Parental Supervision

In addition to an explanation, Microsoft also revealed that because of the privacy criticized the "familiy features" will adapt, with the default settings will be better suited for teenagers. Microsoft also will customize the alerts that have children and parents about the usage reports. Windows 10 has parental controls, allowing children's activities can be monitored. There was criticism came from parents after upgrading to Windows 10 suddenly got all kinds of information about the surfing habits of their children.

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