Windows 10: The Way Microsoft Finds Out How Long You Use a Windows 10 PC

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       05 Jan 2016 #1

    The Way Microsoft Finds Out How Long You Use a Windows 10 PC

    Telemetry services keeping an eye on everything

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    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.
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  2.    05 Jan 2016 #1

    Good to know, tnx ! I like the part that sez Microsoft is not “monitoring how long you use Windows 10,” but keeping an eye on various usage patterns to determine how to improve the operating system. this is nothing new, as Microsoft itself mentions in the description of its telemetry settings
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