Microsoft says it has removed some apps from Windows 10, including those that allegedly spy on you
Wired: Microsoft is removing apps from its operating system from its store that the company says have “violated our policies or violated our community standards”.
This includes applications that may be “inadvertently or unintentionally” collecting personal information such as the user’s name, email address, location and social media profiles, and may also track users’ actions on social media, the company wrote in a blog post.
The apps were removed from Windows Update, Microsoft said, which is the software update system, in addition to the software that runs on computers and devices.
Microsoft has said it will look into this issue and remove these apps.
The company also said it is working with the security team at Google and Twitter to remove apps that were “invalidating or not working correctly”.
“The company has removed a number of applications from the Windows Store, including some that were recently discovered to have violated our policies and community standards,” Microsoft said.
“We are working with partners to improve our security practices in the future.”
Microsoft has not yet commented on the removal of the apps.
It also released a blog statement on the issue, which said it was taking action to address the problem, and that it will continue to work with developers and users on these issues.
“As we have said in the past, we have a robust and strong community of developers, testers, and users working with us to make sure that all of our products are secure,” the company said.