China Believes Windows 8 Steals Contacts, Phone Numbers And More

said on the matter:

“Microsoft would no longer open its Windows 8 source code to the Chinese government, however the security scheme of the Windows 8 operating system is designed to provide better access for Microsoft to users’ database. For China it’s a big challenge for our cybersecurity.”
Another expert, Ni Guangnam, opined that Windows 8 can be used to access all sorts of records, from contact details to phone numbers, even user identities:
“Your identity, account, contact book, phone numbers, all this data can be put together for big data analysis. The US has a law that requires anyone that has this data to report to the government. The data might be a good way for the US to monitor other countries.”
Last time I checked Windows 7 was also made by Microsoft, and few, if any, have problems with that operating system. But I guess this is the world we live in these days. It is a slippery slope, really it is. And while there is no statement from Redmond on this regard yet, there is every chance that company officials are keeping an eye on these, rather troubling, developments.]]>

Written by Hamid Khan


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