France: Windows 10 collects “excessive personal data”

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Why I use Linux, part 3,443,4021: The French government has accused Microsoft of gathering “excessive personal data” from Windows 10 users, while also not insuring good security.

They have ordered Microsoft to comply with French privacy laws within three months.


One comment

  • James Stephens

    Some people enjoy the experience data collection and sharing provides. However some are expressing concern about W-10’s privacy policies, and the annoyances and liabilities these policies might expose them to.

    Many of W-10’s data collection and sharing features can be turned off. But W-10 and associated applications were designed to be cloud dependent and can suffer loss of functionality if data collection is curtailed.

    Do you want your stuff on your computer? Or, do you mind sharing?

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