A few days ago we announced that Microsoft and FireEye security company signed a new partnership to improve Windows Defender with more advanced capabilities. But according to a publication from an Australian magazine, the agreement included something more than the cause of the new partnership.
As we reported earlier this week, one of the terms of the deal was the exchange of data telemetry collected by Microsoft from Windows 10 computers.
While it wasn't clear why FireEye needs the Windows 10 telemetry data, such a deal is certainly very concerning for users of Redmond's latest operating system.
However, according to one company representative, the information is not accurate, as this agreement only includes the improved Windows Defender security features.
The company's spokesman explained that sharing telemetry data is not a condition of the new partnership, so the information collected by Windows 10 systems will be available exclusively for Microsoft.
“The nature of the agreement between Microsoft and FireEye is only to get a license to software αξιολόγησης απειλών της FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence. Αυτό το πρόσθετο στρώμα πληροφοριών περιλαμβάνει δείκτες και εκθέσεις προηγούμενων επιθέσεων που συλλέγονται και επεξεργάζονται από την FireEye για να ενισχύσουν τις δυνατότητες εντοπισμού του Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP). Η συμφωνία δεν συμπεριλαμβάνει την ανταλλαγή δεδομένων τηλεμετρίας της Microsoft” εξήγησε ο εκπρόσωπος της εταιρείας.
For those who don't know exactly what telemetry data Windows 10 sends to Microsoft, they can be seen exactly from link which exists at the end of the post. According to the company, everything is anonymous, encrypted and does not include personal information.
Microsoft reports that it needs to collect some information from Windows 10 systems in order to improve the performance of the operating system and address the problems presented.
The company, of course, does not guarantee that only Microsoft technicians will have access to the Windows 10 telemetry data:
"We share your personal data with your consent or as requestedehίται, για την ολοκλήρωση οποιασδήποτε συναλλαγής ή για την παροχή οποιουδήποτε προϊόντος έχετε ζητήσει ή εξουσιοδοτήσει. Μοιραζόμαστε επίσης δεδομένα με συγγενείς και θυγατρικές Companies of Microsoft, with vendors working on our behalf, when required by law or to respond to legal process, to protect our customers, to protect life, to maintain the safety of our products, and to protect rights or property of Microsoft."
For more information, read them Microsoft Terms of Service.