Windows 10 has more monitoring and telemetry activities than any previous version of Windows. In fact, there are at least 13 pages of privacy settings to be configured and there has been a large amount of concern about what information Microsoft is collecting and what they are doing with this information. It did not help people’s concerns that Microsoft kept more or less mum about exactly what was being collected.
Now Microsoft has finally made an official statement about the privacy issue and tried to clarify what is going on. You can read the post by Terry Myerson, the Executive VP for the Windows Devices Group at Microsoft, and judge for yourself whether Microsoft has made their privacy practices clear.
In the meantime, be sure to set all the multitude of privacy settings to your personal preference. You can get information about these settings in the previous article, Understanding and Dealing with the Windows 10 Privacy Issue. You can also watch a video, “Windows 10 Privacy Settings Walk Through,” at SuperSite for Windows.
Added later: Woody Leonhard gives his assessment of Micrososft's privacy position in this post.
What's your opinion? Has Microsoft answered the questions that have been raised about privacy issues with Windows 10?
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