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From: BGR - No, Microsoft isn’t spying on everything you type in Windows 10

Microsoft’s Windows 10 might’ve been good enough to make people forget about Windows 8, but it really didn’t impress when it comes to privacy protection. Thankfully, the company has taken various steps since then to ensure that users can guard all the different aspects of their Windows 10 experience and tweak privacy settings as they see fit. Of course, Microsoft can probably do an even better job to make sure nobody accuses it of privacy missteps in the future when it comes to its extensive data collection practices. But the company is probably not spying on everything you type while using your Windows 10 computer with the built-in keylogger.

Yes, there is a built-in keylogger inside Windows 10 that’s supposed to help Microsoft improve typing experiences for Windows users. “Send Microsoft info about how I write to help us improve typing and writing in the future,” the settings says. In a FAQ, Microsoft explains that it’s collecting keystrokes to improve handwriting and pronunciation recognition, not to monitor everything you do.

It appears that said setting caused some commotion over on Reddit recently. According to Myce, some users found that turning the setting off doesn’t work, as Windows 10 turns it back on. Myce has not replicated the issue, however.

That said, if you want to turn off the feature yourself, go to Start, Settings, Privacy, General, and disable the feature right there.

From: TechWorm - Windows 10 Won’t Stop Updating Your System Even If You’re On A Metered Connection

Windows 10 to push some updates over limited data plans Microsoft has been receiving criticism ever since the company launched its new operating system, Windows 10 in July 2015 over the way it downloads and forces system updates. As a result, the Redmond giant decided to improve the entire experience with the Windows 10 Creators […]

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From: Fossbytes - Microsoft’s Special Windows 10 China Edition Is Ready

Short Bytes: In order to please the Chinese government and increase its presence, Microsoft is reportedly ready with its special Windows 10 China edition. Microsoft was inspired to create this special edition after China expressed fears of snooping and backdoors. While much details of the new version aren’t known, it’s expected to ditch many applications […]

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From: TechWorm - Microsoft Bungles Again, Bug Doesn’t Let Windows 10 Users Update KB4015438

Microsoft update muddle continues as its latest KB4015438 for Windows 10 fails to install Microsoft is known for its buggy updates and the if user reports are to be believed, its engineers have not learned anything from the past. Microsoft recently released the new cumulative update ‘KB4015438’ for Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update). However, […]

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From: Fossbytes - Soon Windows 10 Will Download ‘Some’ Updates Even On Metered Connections, Microsoft Confirms

Short Bytes: A new change has been observed in the latest Windows 10 Insider Build 15058. Windows 10 now includes the functionality to download some updates even if an internet connection is set as metered. Microsoft said these critical fixes are required for Windows to run smoothly, and they won’t be pushing heavy updates over […]

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