Terry Myerson from Windows team today blogged about the privacy concerns around Windows 10. From the beginning, Microsoft had the following privacy principles.
- Windows 10 collects information so the product will work better for you.
- You are in control with the ability to determine what information is collected.
As we all know, Microsoft collects a limited amount of information to help them provide a secure and reliable experience. This includes data like an anonymous device ID, device type, and application crash data which Microsoft and their developer partners use to continuously improve application reliability. Second, they personalize Windows based on your inputs. You are in control of the information they collect for these personalization purposes and can update your settings at any time. Third and the most important thing, unlike Google ChromeOS or Android, no matter what privacy options you choose, neither Windows 10 nor any other Microsoft software scans the content of your email or other communications, or your files, in order to deliver targeted advertising to you.
Read more about it here.