I'm not real sure about what exactly it does, but Apple has something similar already. When I get an application "unexpectedly terminated", I'll get a message pop up asking if I want to send the crash data to Apple.
Technology can be good and bad.
I think that this is a great idea but privacy is also an important issue.
Yes, Apple does have a similar function however I'm not sure what is being sent -- possibly just the error code. If it were more than this the nix hackers for OSX would have already blown the whistle.
Interesting thought is yes this information may lead to many getting fired but why in the first place were they doing something that would put their job in jeapordy .... I do think that extra-curriclur activites do tend to increase job performance in some situations ... tough call though when well thought out.
Now, let's put this into a deeper thought. This data will be saved to hard drive -- when said computer is sold the thought of completely scrapping the drive is going to become the only option available.
:wink: nuke-em drives are us :wink:
Where hard drives meet the source and become one once again. In other words, industrial strength hard drive shredding service.
For consumers, the choice of whether to send the data, and how much information to share, will be up to the individual. Though the details are being finalized, Windows lead product manager Greg Sullivan said users will be prompted with a message indicating the information to be sent and giving them an option to alter it, such as removing the contents of the e-mail they were writing when the machine crashed. Also, such reporting will also be anonymous.
That's somewhat comforting... except it's still coming from Micro$oft.
I could be totally wrong.