Yeah until I saw this tweet, if a simple calculator already collects "usage data" then imagine what kind of data Microsoft is collecting in other apps (Skype, Word, ...).
Anis Muslić ⣢
-Be Microsoft-Release source code of calculator on GitHub-Paste password into calculator-Use it as part of telemetry to collect data. #Privacy #Microsoft github.com/Microsoft/calc…
21:58 PM - 07 Mar 2019
Well now you can compile this on your Windows without telemetry on
Of course, it's extremely creepy. But to be honest, I wouldn't expect anything else from Microsoft. Also, at the same time NSA open-sourced Ghidra, so I have a feeling that Microsoft is just trying to hold the line, but Calculator? Compared to maybe best reverse-engineering platform ever created? It's just meh.
I agree with you that this was getting way to much attention for only open sourcing a Calculator application. Would be cool if they made the old Microsoft Paint open source.
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