Little known facet of Windows 10 – by default, it records your kids activities


Even as IT major Microsoft’s celebrating the fact that over 75 million devices around the world have installed Windows 10 by now, there are reports coming in that talk of some users expressing concern over a little-known facet of the new OS.

It seems Windows 10 has a hidden ” child monitoring system”, which sends out a weekly “activity update” on childrens’ Internet browsing history to the designated adults. This is a default feature.

The operating system sends a weekly note that includes a list of Websites kids have visited, how many hours per day they have spent on the computer, among other details. While some parents have welcomed this, others have criticized it, calling it “invasion of privacy”.

We bring you the reports.

http://news.google.com Aug 26, 2015 

Windows 10 sends a weekly “activity update” on childrens’ internet browsing and computer history to parents, by default and without telling a …

 

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Windows 10 automatically spies on your children and sends .. – Boing Boing

http://boingboing.net Aug 10, 2015 

Kirk writes, “This weekend we upgraded my 14-year-old son’s laptop from Windows 8 to Windows 10. Today I got a creepy-ass email from Microsoft titled ‘Weekly activity report for [my kid]’, including which websites he’s visited …

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How to Add and Monitor a Child’s Account in Windows 10 – How To Geek

http://www.howtogeek.com Aug 20, 2015

Your kids are the most important people in the world to you, and the Internet is a scary place that requires constant vigilance. Luckily, you can set up a child’s account in Windows 10 to make your job as a parent that much …

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Users are unhappy that Windows 10 automatically sends … – Beta News

http://betanews.com Aug 10, 2015 

Windows 10, just like its predecessor Windows 8.1, allows for the creation of child accounts that can have limitations imposed upon them. It’s a feature that many parents take advantage of, but as more and more people start to …

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One month after launch, Windows 10 passes the 75 million .. – Extreme Tech

http://www.extremetech.com Aug 26, 2015 

Microsoft is crowing over Windows 10 adoption numbers, and for good reason. The operating system’s meteoric rise to power is …

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