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  1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Anyone know exactly what Microsoft does with the data it collects via Cortana? Do they ever get rid of data they collect, or is it constantly held? Curious about this - figured it might spark up some great privacy discussion!
    03-22-2017 10:34 AM
  2. Starboy21's Avatar
    Location,voice,what do we search,our internet habits,how do we use our lap\pc,and so on sounds more like google and aftr collecting all the data they can sell it to other companies who sell things so the companies get an idea of what the ppl like.. N i myself hav nvr used cortana on my lap coz it needs my location n so many stuff the laps webcam was already on the threat list n now the whole OS..also Cortana is always up n running in the background even though i nvr use it..
    Josiah23 likes this.
    03-22-2017 11:11 AM
  3. ads13's Avatar
    Maybe they will use it to get your personal details or your present location details.

    As I know or read from somewhere...
    Each & every Company wants to collect our information while installing the OS(operating system) or any third party app.
    Each software collects different information whether it is your Contacts,Camera OR Location etc.

    From previous year(s), many hackers collect the user information without knowing them. They can hear your voice with any electronic devices esp. TV Speakers, Set-Top Box, Mobiles, Laptop Mic etc.
    Also they can took your video & image sneakingly whenever you use your Laptop,Mobiles & Tablet whether you're online OR offline.

    So Keep your devices Mic, Webcam Cover with Easily removable tapes.
    Last edited by ads13; 06-29-2017 at 04:03 AM.
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    03-22-2017 01:32 PM
  4. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    According to Microsoft, Cortana data is used to improve their services and make it better. That's what they say, but what are they truly doing behind closed doors?! Hopefully being genuine and actually improving their services, though I personally think they hold onto data since they enjoy collecting lots of it.
    Starboy21 and Josiah23 like this.
    03-23-2017 08:02 PM
  5. Starboy21's Avatar
    though I personally think they hold onto data since they enjoy collecting lots of it.
    Lolz..
    03-24-2017 02:51 AM
  6. James Falconer's Avatar
    To be honest, I'm not a huge privacy guy... I mean, if you want my data, take it. If it makes my life and the life of other's better, I'm all for it.

    Might be in the minority on that opinion, but that's generally how I feel. I mean, there are exceptions, but you know what I mean :)
    tgp likes this.
    03-24-2017 08:31 AM
  7. Josiah23's Avatar
    To be honest, I'm not a huge privacy guy... I mean, if you want my data, take it. If it makes my life and the life of other's better, I'm all for it.

    Might be in the minority on that opinion, but that's generally how I feel. I mean, there are exceptions, but you know what I mean :)

    Almost shed a tear (of proudness, lol) You are one of the VERY few that I have said that! Most have panic attacks when arguing over Microsoft's intrusive "spying" and I completely agree with you!
    03-24-2017 09:52 AM
  8. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Cortana has many ways she could be improved. A lot to do with location based searches. I'll give my data to help with that.
    03-24-2017 10:08 AM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    I'm not a huge privacy guy...
    I'm not either. I replied to your other thread on this subject.
    03-24-2017 11:02 AM
  10. jasqid's Avatar
    You should ask the CIA.
    03-24-2017 12:10 PM
  11. ads13's Avatar
    You should ask the CIA.
    ..And FBI ๐Ÿ™‚
    03-27-2017 08:02 AM
  12. James Falconer's Avatar
    @jasqid @ads13 - and NSA? (well, they're looking at this NOW) :P
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    03-27-2017 08:20 AM
  13. ads13's Avatar
    @jasqid @ads13 - and NSA? (well, they're looking at this NOW) :P
    I think so !! ๐Ÿ™‚
    03-27-2017 01:57 PM

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