Windows privacy policy gets a bit clearer

Posted on Wednesday, November 18 2015 @ 15:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Microsoft has revised its Windows privacy statement, the new version was pushed out alongside Windows 10 version 1511. The new privacy policy is longer than the previous one but features some significant additions that address privacy concerns from critics, who insist the software giant is spying on users. Ed Bott analyzed the document, you can read his remarks over here.
The most extreme allegation based on misreading of the original privacy statement is that Microsoft is scanning personal files on local hard disks running Windows 10. The revised version adds a qualifier that the phrase "files in private folders" refers only to those stored on OneDrive. The section also includes a new link to the Law Enforcement Transparency Report.

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