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Microsoft Addresses the Windows 10 Privacy Paranoia

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It’s not hard to get people riled up about Internet privacy. Privacy policies can seem long and technical, and it’s easier to listen to the digital shouts of the Twittersphere and the media. After Windows 10 was released this summer, people said the operating system was spying on users and collecting data for extraneous purposes. Now, Microsoft is attempting to put those prickly privacy issues to rest with articles addressing the data Windows 10 collects and why. In the company’s introductory blog post about the issue, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group, makes it clear that the user is the most important factor when considering privacy. The company says the information falls into three levels: safety and reliability data, personalization data and advertising data.

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