A user's guide to the Win10 Privacy Policy

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Windows 10 might be a welcome respite from recent, unloved versions of Microsoft's flagship operating system, but it's now well-known that Win10 captures an unusually large amount of user data and sends it back to Microsoft. That might have passed muster 20 years ago (happy birthday, Windows 95!) but customers these days are increasingly aware and concerned over their personal data and what becomes of it.

Enter the Verge, with a User's guide to the Windows 10 End User License Agreement (EULA), which combs through the document and tries to make sense of the implications for users. Problem is, even if you take a Microsoft-friendly approach to the analysis, the language obviously gives Microsoft lots of leeway to interpret key provisions as it sees fit.

Had your daily dose of irony yet? Then be aware the Verge has some privacy issues of its own. In fact, it's now known that the Verge sells your user data to upwards of twenty other companies. Better to browser this one with Lynx or with every script-blocker you own set to "maximum."

not a surprised (Score: 3, Interesting)

by gravis@pipedot.org on 2015-08-28 00:21 (#JP1K)

Vox Media (parent company of The Verge and other trendy tech news sites) has always been Microsoft friendly which leads me to believe they are getting significant kickbacks to put everything Microsoft in a favorable light. the bottom line is that they are both sociopathic corporations with no respect for the truth. no need to read their mindless drivel.
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