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Microsoft's Windows chief Myerson falls short of addressing Windows 10 spying concerns

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    After a month of stern accusations, including one from yours truly, the chief of Microsoft's Windows group addressed user concerns over privacy and information gathering in a blog post.

    Since its launch two months ago, Windows 10 has been dogged by a number of privacy concerns, ranging from machine IDs to keylogging to spying on your Cortana queries. Windows 7 and 8 were also drawn into the controversy, as Microsoft back-ported some of its telemetry gathering functions to the older operating systems, and the company was also found to be downloading the multigigabyte installation files to Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines without user permission.

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