[Original published on jbgnews]
Microsoft has has replied to claims that the Technical Preview for its new operating system Windows 10 comes with a “built in key-logger” that tracks its user’s every keystroke.
“With Windows 10, we’re kicking off the largest ever open collaborative development effort that will change the way we build and deliver Windows,” a Microsoft spokesperson told The Register. “Users who join the Windows Insider Program and opt-in to the Windows 10 Technical Preview are choosing to provide data and feedback that will help shape the best Windows experience for our customers.”
Those reaching to delete their System32 should not fear, however: you’re more likely to win the lottery than have Microsoft misuse the data it collects. It does set a worrying precedent, however, as the company becomes more and more up-front about its policies. Whether all of this data is only for improving Windows 10, though, is up to the consumer to decide.