Windows 10 technical preview contains a keylogger

According to The Hacker News, the Microsoft ‘Privacy Policy’ (that you must agree to to download/install the Windows 10 technical preview release) states:-

“If you open a file, we may collect information about the file, the application used to open the file, and how long it takes any use [of] it for purposes such as improving performance, or [if you] enter text, we may collect typed characters, we may collect typed characters and use them for purposes such as improving autocomplete and spell check features,”

Think about that … you access your bank account Microsoft now has your login details, you login to your corporate network or email servers…
(and even if you trust Microsoft not to use that info nefariously, it’s there for some “hacker” [sic] to steal)


Is it legal for Microslop to do that…??

Jocklad :o :o :o

It’s in the EULA - you sign it, you’re bound by it. Just like some EULA’s force you to waive your right to sue (class action).

Also, didn’t Ubuntu start this with the Dash? Not to the same level, but still caused quite a stir when it first came out

IIRC,“unity” did collect some info, but (also IIRC),you could opt out …which I very much doubt will ever be case with windross…

and it is only me who thinks they can’t count?? what happened to “windross 9”…?

As it’s well known every other Windows release does really badly, surely they skipped the wrong one ::slight_smile:

"Although the feedback being collected in the Windows Technical Preview will only occur within the Technical Preview period, reported by WinBeta. Once Windows 10 launches to the public as RTM, the data Microsoft collects will be removed from the operating system.2

I realise I’m well behind the times but does the above mean the data collected was just during the preview stage and is not now being trawled and stored or am I misunderstanding this comment? Given I have recently installed W10 on my other laptop to replace W7 (which has always been faultless) should I still be concerned?

Having also just been told that Carphone Warehouse has been hacked and my bank and personal details potentially knicked I’m not keen on having too many people having access to my personal stuff!! :slight_smile:

ABSOLUTELY NOT … in fact they’re probably tracking more now than they were then.

Google the new Win10 service agreement and privacy policy

Then Google Win10 spying or similar :wink:

If you’re considering Windows 10 or even allowing someone running Wn10 access to your wireless network … you REALLY have some reading to do :wink:

Here’s a start:

but more is being found all the time … it’s no being reported that even when you tell Win10 (in the multiple hidden places) to not phone home, it’s doing it anyway ::slight_smile:

Hi, Mark

I’m convinced and have just restored the laptop to W7 - I’m assuming W7 isn’t also collecting data in similar fashion?

Thanks for the tip off must admit I had no idea before reading your thread.

Regards, Doug.