Windows 10 – A Serious Threat To Bitcoin Privacy

Windows 10 has been praised for its sleek and simple user interface, improvements from Windows 8 and the integration of user-friendly voice-driven assistant Cortana. However, users have discovered one big problem with the operating system – privacy.

Windows 10 can “legally” access all personal data, emails, and files to provide to law enforcement or government agencies. The highly anticipated operating system has turned into a massive NSA spying tool, which could obtain data from Bitcoin wallets and systems.

One excerpt from Microsoft’s privacy statement read:

“Finally, we will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to: 1. comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies; 2. protect our customers, for example to prevent spam or attempts to defraud users of the services, or to help prevent the loss of life or serious injury of anyone; 3. operate and maintain the security of our services, including to prevent or stop an attack on our computer systems or networks; or 4.

Read more ... source: Cointelegraph