Aug 302015
 August 30, 2015  Business, Online, Surveillance

Kavita Iyer reports:

A new privacy feature in Windows 10 sends a weekly “activity update” to parents carrying all the details of children’s internet browsing and computer history. More importantly the information is sent to the parents in an unsolicited email.

The new operating system, which was rolled out last month as a free upgrade for users of Windows XP, 7 and 8/8.1, has raised concern over the new ‘activity reports‘ feature. This allows parents to get ‘weekly reports’ of absolutely everything their children are looking at online, even if the kids browse anonymously or try to clear it.

Read more on TechWorm. Although some parents may welcome this free snooping service, it’s a pretty awful feature if you believe that children are entitled to some privacy.

The feature is “on” by default, but you can turn it off.

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