windows 10When Microsoft released Windows 10, there were some concerns about privacy. This is thanks to an extremely long document which basically sounded like Microsoft had the right to pick and choose what kind of data they wanted to collect on you. Safe to say that this did not sit well with many users, but thankfully Microsoft has since come forward and addressed them.

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In a post on the Windows blog, Microsoft’s Terry Myerson speaks up about the privacy policy of Windows 10 and basically reassures users that they aren’t being spied on, and that they are in control of the kind of information that Microsoft is allowed to collect on you, so if you have any issue with the privacy policy before, hopefully this clears it up.

According to Myerson, Microsoft does collect some data, but this data is anonymous, basically meaning that it would not be possible to identify you based on that information. “This doesn’t include any of your content or files, and we take several steps to avoid collecting any information that directly identifies you, such as your name, email address or account ID.”

There also seems to be a little barb tossed Google’s way when Myerson wrote, “Unlike some other platforms, no matter what privacy options you choose, neither Windows 10 nor any other Microsoft software scans the content of your email or other communications, or your files, in order to deliver targeted advertising to you.”

Hopefully this clears things up for users who are concerned about their privacy when using Windows 10.

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