This week Microsoft announced the next version of its Operating system,
dubbed WIndows 10, providing Windows 10 Technical Preview
release under its “Insider Program
” in order to collect feedback from users and help shape the final version of the operating system, but something really went WRONG!
“Inside Microsoft’s Insider Program you’ll get all the latest Windows preview builds as soon as they’re available. In return, we want to know what you think. You’ll get an easy-to-use app to give us your feedback, which will help guide us along the way.” Microsoft website reads.
Do you really know what permissions you have granted to Microsoft by installing Free Windows 10 Technical Preview edition? Of Course, YOU DON’T. Well, guess what, you’ve all but signed away your soul !!
PERMISSION TO KEYLOG
This could likely one of the reasons why the company insisted that Windows Technical Preview not be installed on computers that are used every day.
OTHER DATA COLLECTION
But Wait! Wait! Not just this, Microsoft says it may collect even more data. The company will be watching your apps for compatibility, and collect voice information when you use speech to text. This information will be used to improve speech processing, according to Microsoft.
Though, technology companies continue to develop a fine line on the issue of privacy and data collection and based on the information which the Microsoft collects, it could have thousands of username and password combinations stored in a database somewhere. But we may well see a public feedback to this newest attempt to mine users data.
However, it is clearly known that they are not going to use those data to access users’ bank accounts or company’s private network, but the fact that the company is collecting data by all means, could possibly open a way for someone to steal and misuse the information for their own purpose.
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.
If you wish to test it out, you can Download Windows 10 Preview Edition Here.
Source : THN