Software ‘collecting data on much of what you do’
Americans are still waiting for a resolution to the controversy that erupted when it was discovered that the National Security Agency was spying on everyone’s telephones – lawsuits still are pending and Congress is working on making changes to the law.
Now they’re learning that while the NSA was collecting telephone data, the newest version of the ubiquitous Windows software, version 10, is watching everything that’s on their computer.
“From the moment an account is created, Microsoft begins watching. The company saves customers’ basic information – name, contact details, passwords, demographic data and credit card specifics,” explains a new report from the online Newsweek.
“But it also digs a bit deeper,” the report says.
MICROSOFT has announced what it calls “a breakthrough” in real-time voice translation and says it will offer a test version through Skype by the end of the year.
The tech giant demonstrated the new Skype Translator at the Code Conference, saying it fulfils a vision of the “universal translator” in the Star Trek science fiction series. Continue reading