Windows 10 data collection cannot be stopped: Microsoft

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 data collection is something that cannot be stopped. This report comes days after Microsoft announced that it will aggressively push Windows 10 to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users in the future.

In an interview with PC World, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore stated that Windows 10 is continuously tracking how it operates on every computer around the world. He claims that this is for the sole purpose of knowing the health of the operating system in order for Microsoft to ensure a better experience for all.

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Windows 10 data collection

It does seem strange that it took Microsoft this long to confirm that Windows 10 has background agents that are tracking what users are doing.

“In the cases where we’ve not provided options, we feel that those things have to do with the health of the system,” he said. “In the case of knowing that our system that we’ve created is crashing, or is having serious performance problems, we view that as so helpful to the ecosystem and so not an issue of personal privacy, that today we collect that data so that we make that experience better for everyone.”

Microsoft has basically given users the illusion that turning off data collection will stop the operating system from collecting information.

Read: How to change Windows 10 Privacy settings.

The good news right now is that Belfiore has recognized that this move could prove to be a huge problem for Microsoft, and as such, claims Microsoft will listen to what users have to say and make changes for better balancing.

“We’re going to continue to listen to what the broad public says about these decisions, and ultimately our goal is to balance the right thing happening for the most people – really, for everyone – with complexity that comes with putting in a whole lot of control.”

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11 Comments

  1. Feras Khalifa

    I LIKE WINDOWS 10 , NICE DESIGN , FAST TURN ON OFF HIBERNATE AND NO CRASH TILL NOW , BUT THIS ISSUE MAKES ME THINK seriously about moving to MAC co its not good to force people in this way and control their privacy .

  2. Sais

    “We’re going to continue to listen to what the broad public says about
    these decisions, and ultimately our goal is to balance the right thing
    happening for the most people – really, for everyone – with complexity
    that comes with putting in a whole lot of control.”

    Well, for that matter, I would be happy if I have just an option to disable the data collection.

  3. Eternal Optimist

    Seriously folks, if you want data collection to stop, throw out your computers, your smart phones, email addresses, credit cards, etc… and go live like flipping luddites. This is the cost of living your lives electronically.

  4. tB

    If you know what you’re doing, it’s easy to neuter WIN10 spying & snooping nonsense.. great OS after that.

  5. Alberto Gorin

    your thoughts is mine also soccial media

  6. Martok

    Resistance is Futile, You will be assimilated – ROFL

  7. Ed

    What? and you think Apple DOESN’T collect any data?
    If you don’t want data being collected and you want 100% privacy the ONLY thing that will work is to pull the plug from the internet my friend….. literally.

  8. Ed

    HA! , you think so ………

    Did you not read the title to this article? “Windows 10 data collection cannot be stopped”
    Everybody thinks they are some kind of super pc sleuth, Microsoft has ways into the backdoor of your pc that you haven’t even dreamed of yet my friend.

  9. Victor

    what about these pieces of software that claim kiling the data mining features on windows 10? just rubish?

  10. tB

    Read it prior to your comical message & laughed it as well. Have upgraded 2 of my own personal boxes & several others for clients & have ‘neutered’ the spying & snooping in them all. The process is documented & available several places on the web, if you don’t already know what’s up. Maybe instead of running your mouth online about things you clearly know nothing about, you should maybe use the net to learn how to do things..?

  11. MaximumOvertroll

    Bend over and take it and never demand any better.

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