Privacy: Microsoft wants to (sneakily) collect more data from users via Office

Launch Word, Excel, PowerPoint or some other Microsoft Office app on your computer, and you’ll be greeted by a dialog entitled “Your data, controlled by you”. You’ll then be invited to review your privacy settings to determine how much telemetry data Microsoft is able to collect through Office. Earlier this month, Microsoft made reference to privacy and user feedback in its office suite, saying that “Office is built on trust”. Now, the company is using a popup dialog to give users a chance to control the data they share; or, looked more cynically, to trick them into agreeing to share … Continue reading Privacy: Microsoft wants to (sneakily) collect more data from users via Office