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Microsoft Responds to Windows 10 Privacy Concerns

Data collection is anonymous and used to improve the product.

Mike Kepka

It has been nearly two months since the launch of Windows 10, and Microsoft is finally responding to the growing privacy concerns around the new operating system. In a detailed blog post from Windows chief Terry Myerson, Microsoft details all of the ways Windows 10 collects and uses data. Myerson claims “Windows 10 collects information so the product will work better for you,” and that “you are in control with the ability to determine what information is collected.”

There have been a number of concerns over the content of application crash data, but Myerson reveals Microsoft doesn’t collect content or files, and that the company takes “several steps to avoid collecting any information that directly identifies you, such as your name, email address or account ID.”

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