M$ has at last released a highly 'spin doctored' admission of it's malware policies of spying and adware. !
I must confess I have never read so much 'spin' and obfuscation as is posted in that link. MS were forced to post SOMETHING due to the enormous public reaction against Windows 10 and Microsoft's Malware (Malware as in Spyware and Adware built into the OS!)
Win 10 uptake is losing ground and after flat-lining is actually reducing as people remove it from their systems as they would a virus.
Some of the hilarious and obfuscated SPINS from the above link ...
MS tries to make the user think it A. doesn't scan your personal info, and B. doesn't send targeted ads.
3. Advertising Data We Don’t Collect
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.
This is totally misleading - first - MS - DOES - ABSOLUTELY - scan your email, communications and files - anything they want to - and you cannot disable it in any way. THEY (M$) may not use that specifically for targeted ads, but they CERTAINLY use it for other purposes. Who is to say what they use it for - ALL your information - all identifiable - is available and utilised by M$. Who is to say what 'partners' of M$ use that data for, or, how much of that data is passed onto 'other agencies' and ends up on vast databases never to be removed - ALL personally identifiable. !!!
The spin by MS is designed to make the average user TRULY believe that no data is taken at all from their pc for targeted ads (Totally untrue!) and also, that their personal files, emails, pictures. documents, programs installed, keystrokes, everything - are NOT scanned and data collected and collated by M$ - AGAIN, this is TOTALLY untrue.
M$ - through apparent desperate reaction to FALLING numbers of WIN 10 users !! - are trying to mislead the public with these obfuscated and twisted statements.
Take the next part - ;-)
We aspire to deliver a delightful and personalized Windows experience to you, which benefits from knowing some things about you to customize your experience, such as knowing whether you are a Seattle Seahawks fan or Real Madrid fan, in order to give you updates on game scores or recommend apps you might enjoy– or remembering the common words you type in text messaging conversations to provide you convenient text completion suggestions. You are in control of the information we collect for these purposes and can update your settings at any time. Note that with new features like Cortana which require more personal information to deliver the full experience, you are asked if you want to turn them on and are given additional privacy customization options.
Note the deliberate obfuscation here - "You are in control of the information we collect for these purposes" -
Meaning that you are Absolutely NOT in control for any other purposes apart from the specifically mentioned ones. !
Tim Cook at apple is having a good old dig at MS here -
The MASSIVE ANTI MS reaction on social media and blatantly evident lack of uptake - and in fact -DECLINING numbers of WIN 10 users is down to 3 specific reasons.
1. People simply do not like the OS, it is clumsy and difficult to use. It has no recognisable start menu and is not a suitable os for desktop use. (As there are no win phones - or not enough to register on any scale) then Desktop OS is where its at !.
2. People simply do not trust M$ and are aware of the total invasion of privacy and AD focused purpose of the OS. That trust has been ruined by the lack of openness by M$ regarding the Spyware Adware (Malware!) that is WIN 10.
3. Actual OS security. There is absolutely NO WAY that an OS can be ever considered 'secure' in a personal or commercial sense when the OS is actively collecting and collating data, including sensitive and FULLY identifiable data (read the policy !) !.
It also can never be considered 'secure' due to the constant updates and changes to the OS. Win 10 will ALWAYS be in development as it was released as an early beta. Also M$ have clearly stated they will continue to 'enhance' the experience - meaning adding more garbage to what you already have and do not want in the name of generating more advertising revenue. !
THIS constant - NEVER stable state can NEVER achieve any form of 'security' - PERIOD>!
AGAIN _ TO REPEAT ! - Microsoft have LOST THE TRUST of the vast majority of their users !. - (Probably irrevocably!)
Too little too late for MS..
A Tim Cook Classic - Who gets YOUR data ???
"I want to be absolutely clear that we have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services," Cook said. "We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will." (APPLE Tim Cook )
Can M$ say that ? ....................................