Satya Nadella says Windows 10 is built on trust
Many accused Microsoft of violating users' privacy with Windows 10, as it's been demonstrated that the operating system collects information from their computers even when not asked to, but the company claims that no personal data is actually being transmitted.
Instead, Terry Myerson, head of the operating systems group at the company, said recently that Windows 10 only gets information that's absolutely mandatory for the overall stability and security of the platform, including data collected when an app crashes.
And even if some info indeed leaves your computer, everything is fully encrypted, Myerson said.
Now CEO Satya Nadella said at the Microsoft Government Cloud Forum in Washington D.C. that the company is investing billions of dollars in security technology supposed to protect user data, thus making sure that even if information is being sent to the firm, it can't be accessed afterwards.