Microsoft admits Windows 10 preview has a keylogger

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Microsoft has admitted that the new Windows 10 operating system tracks keystrokes and examines audio input. The new operating system, currently a free download for users with Windows 7 and Windows 8 licences, not only tracks how long it takes to open different types of files, the make and model of device you're using, but it's also logging keystrokes and collecting voice recordings. Microsoft will not delete data already collected from Windows 10 users.

Re: Landmine (Score: 1)

by on 2015-02-04 17:06 (#2WWP)

Oh lord here comes the bullshit, for those that care here are the facts...FACT its an ALPHA BUILD that is designed to catch bugs and let MSFT see what people like and use and what people avoid so they don't make another Windows Mist8ke Edition, it is NOT designed for daily use, THAT would be the Consumer Preview due in a couple months, okay? FACT it says quite clearly in the very large print EULA that you see upon installation EXACTLY what they are logging and again the WHY they are logging it, and as for the audio logging are you REALLY that out of the loop? One word......CORTANA! For those that do not know Windows 10 will come with Cortana which is a VOICE ACTIVATED assistant similar to Siri. Because she is voice activated there is plenty of things about your average audio they need to know like 1.- What level is the average background noise, 2.- what level most like their music at, 3.- What is a good level for Cortana as far as mikes go, 4.- How hot the average laptop or desktop mike is so they can have a safe level, and so on. This is common sense folks, gonna use voice commands? you gotta know this shit.

I urge the non tinfoil hatters to give it a go, I have it running on the weakest thing I currently have (I believe in testing an OS on weak hardware as if it runs good there? It'll run that much better with more resources) which is an AMD E350 netbook with 8GB of RAM and a 5400RPM 320GB drive. On Win 7 while it was okay once everything loaded getting it to that point was slllllooooowwwww as Xmas, Windows 10? WWWOOOOOOO HOOOOO BABY YEAH this baby boots nearly as fast as my hexacore desktop! Its punchy, responsive, hell I've used stripped down gamer builds of XP and 7 that wasn't THIS fast and responsive, its fricking great and that is with all the drivers running in compatibility mode!
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