Windows 10 were outraged earlier this week when it was revealed that Microsoft had secretly been tracking everything they wrote using their devices.
An investigation found that a secret keylogger service was automatically enabled on all Windows 10 devices by default.
Microsoft says the feature tracks "your typing and handwriting info to improve typing and writing services”, but many users were understandably unhappy.
That choice is significant, as Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff objected to Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn on grounds that members data would henceforth flow only to Microsoft.
Review: The $229 Moto G5 Plus stands as the king of budget Android (for now)
We’ve documented the decline of Motorola under Lenovo extensively. We still liked the phones, which had probably been developed mostly under Google’s ownership anyway, but in 2015 we started to see slower updates and shorter support lifecycles. Last year was when the wheels really started to come off. Not only did the company mostly ruin its flagship phone by swapping the inexpensive and competent Moto X for the expensive and weird Moto Z, but Lenovo issued several contradictory statements about software updates that made it unclear whether the Z or the fourth-generation Moto G would be receiving regular updates at all.
ELKDAT Tool Released To Ease Linux Kernel Development & Testing
ELKDAT is a new Linux kernel project to provide an easy kernel development and testing tool.
ELKDAT is capable of automatically setting up the Linux kernel source repository and a VM for development and testing. With a single command it can build/install/boot any custom kernel build, run a given set of tests on the kernel, tests all the patches in a patch-set, and have automated bisecting using the virtual machine.
Microsoft Hates Linux: Got Caught, Pretended Just an Accident
The INQUIRER first pointed to the fact that the terms and conditions of the Windows 10 Insider programme included an agreement to accept use of a keylogger way back in 2014, and we were categorically told at the time that it was related to the fact it was a beta, it was for product testing only and it was a permission, it didn't mean they were actually using it.
But now Reddit has pointed out that the same clause remains in the final version of the operating system, and that it is being actively used as part of the personalisation process, which was contradictory to assurances we were given at the time.