Microsoft says it's transparent, but I can see right through it
Back in the dim and distant, we broke a story about how the terms and conditions for the Windows Insider program included a clause permitting a keylogger. That's not to say there was one, just that it was an option. In among the righteous indignation came a few voices saying: 'Well, it's a beta. What do you expect? They need that extra telemetry. It'll be gone in the final version.'
But it wasn't. And it's getting worse. Let's go back to that 200 million users story. Some of the other stats that I couldn't bring myself to report the other day included:
- People have spent over 11 billion hours on Windows 10 in December alone.
- Over 44.5 billion minutes spent in Microsoft Edge across Windows 10 devices in just the last month.
- Over 82 billion photos viewed within the Windows 10 Photo app.
- Gamers have streamed more than 6.6 million hours of Xbox One games to Windows 10 PCs.
....Somehow, Microsoft, as it emerges from the cocoon of the Ballmer years, still hasn't shifted its culture enough to just give straight answers to straight questions. As such, I am, like the proverbial sausage, done.