The State Duma asks Medvedev to ban Windows 10

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    True, so far only in government. A corresponding request was sent to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Nikolai Levichev, writes RBC. The request says that now the American corporation Microsoft is conducting a rather active campaign in the country for free updating of previous versions of the Windows operating system on Windows 10.

    Nikolai Levichev is worried that the confidentiality statement from Microsoft says that the corporation will register both personal and contact details of users. Along with this, the company collects passwords, password hints and some other data related to information security. According to the official, Microsoft will collect credit card numbers and security codes, IP addresses, and location data.

    It is indicated that the data collected may be stored and processed in the United States or in any other country. And the duration of data storage can be unlimited. Levichev claims that personal data and all related information of system users may be available to both Microsoft and foreign structures - and this is fraught with leakage of confidential data.

    “Windows 10 allows users to choose how their information will be used so that they receive the most personalized services. In the new OS, they are offered several options for user data management settings, and the user can adjust them at any time, ”Microsoft commented on the situation. Representatives of the company also said that Microsoft does not provide direct access to user data to any government. Also, access to email or messages is not provided.

    However, the vice speaker asks the prime minister to consider the possibility of "a complete ban on the use of the Windows 10 operating system in government bodies, state-owned companies, state scientific and research institutions." Levichev also sent a request to the head of Roskomnadzor, Alexander Zharov, his deputy asked to investigate the compliance of Microsoft's activities with the requirements of the information law and "if necessary, take measures provided for by Russian law."

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