We learn everyday about Windows 10 which is now installed on over 70 million devices since it official launch on the 29th of July, 2015. Hacker News is reporting that Microsoft could be scanning your PC for pirated games and unauthorized hardware.
Unlike at first glance, these changes made by Microsoft in its new Free Windows upgrade do not actually felt free to its users due to a lack of transparency from the company about the reality of the new features.
Now, the latest concern about the new operating system is that Windows 10 will disable pirated games and unauthorized hardware.
A new report at technology site Alphr last week noted that the company has updated its services agreement, which every user must agree to in order to install and use the operating system.
The changes made to the agreement is such that if you try to run any pirated game or software on Windows 10, then Microsoft can remotely uninstall such software without even asking you. Also, hardware that has been changed or hacked could also be blocked.
Section 7b of the Windows 10 services agreement now states:
“We may automatically check your version of the software and download software updates or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorised hardware peripheral devices.”
The agreement covers Windows 10 itself, Windows Phone, and Microsoft’s services and apps likeSkype, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox Live that run on top of Windows 10.
Via: Hacker News
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