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.protect the rights or property of Microsoft, including enforcing the terms governing the use of the services – however, if we receive information indicating that someone is using our services to traffic in stolen intellectual or physical property of Microsoft, we will not inspect a customer’s private content ourselves, but we may refer the matter to law enforcement.In human-speak, this means by default the key-logging behavior that was noted in the preview version is a feature not a bug, the creepy always-on-camera that watches you masturbate from your Xbox One will now listen to you through your laptop microphone, your browser history of course gets shared, as does a whole bunch of other things.
Word on the street is the spying can be disabled.
For users like me, this is exactly the sort of thing that makes it worth it to uninstall Windows and install Linux. Even on a brand new laptop where the outrageous cost of a Windows license was already factored in. Every other excuse - document handling, application functionality - has inexorably been resolved or made irrelevant. Being able to conveniently play video games is not a lot of value to exchange for non-stop advanced surveillance for anyone that does not possess the innocent and carefree mind of a child.
I'm already forced to pay strangers to spy on me through my taxes. I don't like it. Do you?