viernes, 31 de julio de 2015

Microsoft's new small print – how your personal data is (ab)used

Users who chose to enable Microsoft’s personal assistant software
“Cortana” have to live with the following invasion to their privacy: “To
enable Cortana to provide personalized experiences and relevant
suggestions, Microsoft collects and uses various types of data, such as
your device location, data from your calendar, the apps you use, data
from your emails and text messages, who you call, your contacts and how
often you interact with them on your device. Cortana also learns about
you by collecting data about how you use your device and other Microsoft
services, such as your music, alarm settings, whether the lock screen
is on, what you view and purchase, your browse and Bing search history,
and more.” But this is not all, as this piece of software also analyses
undefined “speech data”: “we collect your voice input, as well your name
and nickname, your recent calendar events and the names of the people
in your appointments, and information about your contacts including
names and nicknames.”



Microsoft's new small print – how your personal data is (ab)used