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Comment Re: 2018 (Score 2) 386

The data is NOT anonymized. Back when this all started I sent a request to Microsoft to know what kind of data was collected. They needed my Microsoft account name and the name of the computer. They then sent me a breakdown of the data collected. 1.2 million data points for a computer that had all the provided privacy options turned off (meaning disabled in settings). The laptop was simply loaded with windows 10, minimally configured to include things like the Japanese IME, and then left, logged on, unused, for 1 week. It simply sat there. 1.2 million data points collected. Details of the breakdown and conversation with Microsoft on my blog: http://init.sh/

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