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Windows 10's 'built-in keylogger'? Ha ha, says Microsoft – no, it just monitors your typing

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Re: That means Trevor Pott was right

Well, the person ahead of everybody else would be the one who read all of the EULA from start to finish to find the buried paragraph and deciding not to hit install.

Did anyone do that? By 'anyone' I mean anyone on this planet.

I started reading EULAs in full from about 1999 onwards. Sure, it delays installs by quite a bit, and joining a service takes more time, but EULA and ToS tell you a lot about the attitude of the company towards you. It also gives you a hint of what you can and cannot do with a service or product from a risk management perspective.

The best giveaway is the combination of length and language. If it's very long and entirely in legalise, beware of the dictum of contracts: the first bit giveth, the second bit taketh away (and then some) - be very wary..

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