Microsoft may be collecting more data than initially thought.
Microsoft recently told the world that its new Windows 10 operating system was active on over 200 million devices.
The company stated that Windows 10 was its fastest growing operating system to date beating Windows 8 and even everyone’s darling Windows 7 so far, and that it was seeing great adoption in retail and the Enterprise sector.
Considering that Windows 10 is offered for free currently to existing Windows users on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, it is not really a surprise that this is happening.
The same article revealed data that may be of concern to privacy conscious users. If you read it carefully, you will notice that Microsoft provides aggregate usage statistics not only for the operating system’s uptime, but also information about individual programs running on it.