Monday, August 27, 2012

Windows 8 Tells Microsoft About Everything You Install

As Nadim Kobeissi said on his website, Microsoft Windows 8 added a new feature named "Windows SmartScreen". It is configured to report immediately all activities related to download and install of any application.This is a very serious privacy problem, specifically because Microsoft is the central point of authority and data collection/retention here and therefore becomes vulnerable to being served judicial subpoenas or National Security Letters intended to monitor targeted users.
While SmartScreen is enabled by default, it's possible for users to turn it off.

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