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comment by rinx
rinx  ·  3222 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So, is Windows 10 spying on you? (spoilers: no more than usual)

I've been trying to stay out of the anti-windows postings here, it's not really something I'm interested in fighting about online. But I want to add a few facts to the mix that no one is discussing.

Microsoft recently laid off most of their test engineers. Obviously they are not going to stop testing. They've been pushing for a more data / feedback customer model. From this article

    His email also makes it clear that Microsoft is making changes to the way it develops products by streamlining its engineering process and focusing around data and applied science and software engineering across its teams. Each engineering group inside the company will be focusing on making better use of telemetry data in terms of predictive analysis and measurable outcomes.

All this telemetry they are collecting is just them trying to shift their quality model. It's totally valid to criticize how they are doing that or their communication about it. But some of the totally baseless tinfoil hat stuff that gets booped around here is pretty silly.

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