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Massive Windows 10 News Hides 5 Nasty Surprises

Sometimes showing off has a way of coming back to bite you. In an understandably celebratory post Microsoft MSFT -3.85% has revealed Windows 10 is now active on over 200 million devices (though this includes Xbox One upgrades and Windows 10 Mobile smartphones). Then it made a series of boasts which exposed something rather shocking…

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Sillicur1992d ago

Wow, that is kinda scary!

RetrospectRealm1992d ago (Edited 1992d ago )

Pretty much every technological user based company spies on their users. Just for usage data though, nothing weird most of the time. It helps them know what the users want.

Bimkoblerutso1992d ago

If people wanted Microsoft to know what they wanted, they would tell Microsoft what they wanted.

thereapersson1992d ago

Why don't they just survey users instead of mining them? Google tracks users in ads, yet in those web ads, I RARELY see anything relevant that I'm interested in even if I've looked at something related before. Just more ways of keeping tabs on people's behavior so other companies can get their fingers in your head.

UltraNova1991d ago

Do you really believe what you've just said?

Really? Its ok to be spied without you knowing the specifics, without your consent only after full disclosure?

Do you really believe that all this obscured data mining is just to learn what you want and give it to you?

Goddamn it, its truly scary where this world is headed.

SonZeRo1992d ago

Not surprised by most of that, except that so many people still use MS browsers and that they can tell how much game time is spent and how many images are viewed in the image viewer.

gizmig1992d ago

Well every company is trying to gather data and to organize that date in future. So I am not shocked if Microsoft is in that queue too.

Tiqila1991d ago

not surprised either, but they should inform the consumer about what data they collect.

annoyedgamer1992d ago

Not defending Microsoft in any way but all major corporations do this and they hand it over to the feds as well.

Tiqila1991d ago

the thing is that those other corporations (like google, facebook, apple,...) inform their users about what data they collect so they can decide for themselves whether they agree with it or not.

RetrospectRealm1992d ago

@Bimkoblerutso Lol What? That's dumb. This is how companies figure out what their customers do so they can better their products. This is nothing new. It's been going on for YEARS.

Tiqila1991d ago

So because it is going on for YEARS its a good thing? War is going on in Lybia for YEARS, must be OK then I guess.

In contrast to other companies, Microsoft does not inform their users what data they collect.

RetrospectRealm1991d ago

Did I ever say it was a good thing? Lol

No. I did not.

Tiqila1991d ago

then I do not understand your comment.

Bimkoblerutso's comment was:

"If people wanted Microsoft to know what they wanted, they would tell Microsoft what they wanted."

Your reply was:

"Lol What? That's dumb. This is how companies figure out what their customers do so they can better their products."

you called him dumb for caring for his privacy
then you argued that it is normal that companies are spying on their customers
and implied that the consumer profits from it by getting a better product

clearly you implied that it is a good thing OR at least nothing to worry about.

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