Comment JS9H A whitewash article


A user's guide to the Win10 Privacy Policy


A whitewash article (Score: 3, Interesting)

by on 2015-08-28 22:55 (#JS9H)

The article "explains" the MS Privacy Policy from the most MS-friendly angle possible. It claims that some data sent to MS is "necessary for the operation of Windows" but does not explain how. It glosses over the fact that once this large trove of data (kept for how long? forever?) is collected, it will be handed over to others "when required by law or to respond to legal process". It does not obligate MS to fight fishing expeditions by loose-cannon prosecutors, divorce attorneys, or friendly inquiries from not only 3-letter agencies but also Officer Friendly. It allows MS to pass on data to other software companies. Now, they have almost certainly always done this, the difference with W10 is the volume and breadth of data that they will possess.

We need a good article that covers not only the MS Privacy Policy, but also details what data is actually sent to MS and why. This is not that article.


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2015-08-28 23:01 Interesting +1
2015-08-31 05:56 Interesting +1

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