TECHNOLOGY LAB / INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Microsoft may have your encryption key; here's how to take it back
It doesn't require you to buy a new copy of Windows.
by Peter Bright As happens from time to time, somebody has spotted a feature in Windows 10 that isn't actually new and has largely denounced it as a great privacy violation.
The Intercept has written that if you have bought a Windows PC recently then Microsoft probably has your encryption key. This is a reference to Windows' device encryption feature. We wrote about this feature when it was new, back when Microsoft introduced it in Windows8.1 in 2013 (and before that, in Windows RT).