Windows 10: Windows 10's 'built-in keylogger'? Ha ha, says Microsoft..

  1. A Guy's Avatar
    Posts : 23,049
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       08 Oct 2014 #1

    Windows 10's 'built-in keylogger'? Ha ha, says Microsoft..

    Windows 10's 'built-in keylogger'? Ha ha, says Microsoft – no, it just monitors your typing

    Don't want Microsoft tracking you online and collecting data on your computing habits? Then you probably shouldn't install the Windows 10 Technical Preview, Redmond says.

    The interwebs were abuzz on Monday over concerns about the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy of Microsoft's newly released, not-even-beta-yet OS, with some sites going as far as to claim that Windows 10 comes with a "built-in keylogger" to watch users' every move.

    Turns out these Chicken Littles were right – sort of – but according to Microsoft they should have known about the data collection from the get-go, because they agreed to it.

    A Guy
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Petey7's Avatar
    Posts : 98
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       09 Oct 2014 #1

    I looked over the privacy agreement, and I know Microsoft gets data on what programs I use, and when I use them. I also know they know every *cough* perfectly legal *cough cough* video I have on my computer, and what weird stuff I Google. As they said, it was all in the privacy agreement for the Windows Insider Program and the Terms of Use for the technical preview. I notice some people think they are clever because they downloaded the tech preview without signing up for the insider program, but MS is still collecting all the same data because it says in the Terms of Use that by using the software, you agree to it. I also know that no one at MS cares what I, personally, do. All they care about are statistics, and I'm just another data point to them. Its not like they are going to send me an email saying "So, I heard you like anime."
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    09 Oct 2014 #2

    After reading their Privacy Policy, I don't have any problem with them.

    Peace Microsoft Fans
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
Does Windows 10 really include a keylogger? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
Here is Ed Bott's take of the matter: Here we go again. With Windows 10, Microsoft has adopted a rapid-update development cycle. Maybe that faster pace is affecting the tech press too, because it took less than a week for the first ...
Okay so I'm really confused. On the entire Microsoft site and store there is no mention of any method to purchase a Windows 10 license. All they offer is a free upgrade. I can't do that since I built a custom PC with no prior OS. So I need to buy a...
Source: A look at the great built-in apps in Windows 10 | Blogging Windows
Source: Introducing Project Spartan: The New Browser Built for Windows 10
Hello all, I guess this time Microsoft will have to face many problems.... I don't know why people say "There is a keylogger in Windows 10 Technical Preview". They say Microsoft collects their personal Data because they heard this from others. I...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:01.
Find Us