The Dutch DPA investigated Windows 10 Home and Pro and found that Microsoft still doesn't properly inform users about the type of data it collects, nor for what goal.
Microsoft has faced criticism over privacy issues in the Windows 10 operating system in the past, and it is looking as though the issue just won't disappear. Microsoft does not clearly inform users about the type of data it uses, and for which goal.
Microsoft is offering some cool features in the mobile version of its Edge browser.
According to the Dutch DPA, the goal of telemetry is two-fold. Microsoft continuously collects technical performance and user data (e.g. which apps are installed and, if the user has not changed the default settings, how often apps are used, as well as data on web surfing behaviour) from these devices. Do people know about this, do they want this?
One of the best feature about the new browser is that you can continue a webpage from your laptop or desktop.
Microsoft processes data from both levels of telemetry in order to fix errors, to keep devices up-to-date and secure and to improve its own products and services. We'll undoubtedly be hearing more about these apps once the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 drops, so stay tuned.
On Friday, DPA said that they conducted a thorough investigation of Microsoft Windows 10 Home and Pro operating systems, and found that the users are not clearly informed "about the type of data it uses, and for which goal".
Microsoft Edge will also be used as the company's Kindle reader of sorts, with the app already having a dedicated section for Books which is presently empty and will contain your books purchased from the Microsoft Store in the future.
According to the Dutch authority, the full telemetry option is enabled by default at Windows 10 installation and users are only asked to accept the offered setting. Now Microsoft is trying to get some user base for Microsoft Edge by releasing it to the 2 most popular mobile operating systems. In its place, the company has adopted a more pragmatic approach that embeds pieces of its Windows experience in iOS and Android.