Windows 10: Privacy issues, and some quick solutions3 min read 26 Aug 2016, 03:35 PM IST
Windows 10 gathers a lot of user information, with the claim that this data helps improve user experience. But there is no doubt that this is a privacy nightmare, and here is how you can deal with the problem
Ever since the release of Windows 10 in July 2015, Microsoft has been criticised by users and experts for asking for more data on users than it did before with any of its previous operating systems. Many called this an unprecedented privacy breach by Microsoft. Earlier this week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an international non-profit digital rights group, also accused Microsoft of using Windows 10 to send user data back to Microsoft’s servers, particularly in cases where users have personalised their Operating system using Cortana. This data is referred to as telemetry data by Microsoft as it requires users to share some information on how they are using their PC. The group asked Microsoft to address the privacy issues.