Telemetry services keeping an eye on everything
Microsoft has rolled out new Windows 10 adoption figures earlier today, and one of the statements that have made some raise an eyebrow is this (emphasis is ours):
“One of the ways we measure our progress with Windows 10 is looking at how people are using Windows. Recently we reached another milestone - people have spent over 11 billion hours on Windows 10 in December alone, spending more time on Windows than ever before.”
Leaving aside the remarkable performance of Windows 10, it’s worth noting that Microsoft “is looking at how people are using Windows,” so basically, the company keeps an eye on computers running its operating system and can tell how long and what apps you use.