So Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Technical Preview for the world to find out what exactly the new OS has to offer.
The creepy thing is that Microsoft basically uses a keylogger – a favorite tool of cybercrime – to gather some of this data.
All in all, Microsoft will collect the following data during the technical preview:
- Voice input
- Text input
- Interface interactions
- Feature usage
- First-party application usage
- Third-party application usage
- Browsing history
- Search history
- Call history
- SMS data
This information will also be shared to ‘partners’ for improved products and services
It is, after all, a testing phase, and the collected data would be immensely useful for fine-tuning Windows 10 so that it doesn’t turn into another disaster like Windows 8.
Still, those trying out the Windows 10 technical preview need to be very, very careful with what they work on using the new operating system.
Are you alright with this deal? Don’t trust Microsoft with your confidential information?