Aug 242012
 
 August 24, 2012  Business

Iain Thomson reports:

Microsoft has moved to quell fears that Windows 8 is building up a detailed record of all applications stored on client machines via its SmartScreen application.

An analysis by security researcher Nadim Kobeissi noticed a potential privacy violation in Windows 8’s SmartScreen system, which checks applications that the user wants to install against a database of known dodgy code and warns the user if Redmond’s records suggest there may be a problem.

Read more about the researcher’s claims and Microsoft’s response on The Register.

In other Microsoft news, David Burt writes that he has uploaded a two-page Issue Backgrounder on Microsoft’s revised privacy statements. You can download that here.

Update: Peter Bright has a more in-depth analysis of the privacy concern on Ars Technica that is well worth reading.

h/t, Rick Forno

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