China is very strict about censorship, which is why the country has become very paranoid when it comes to adopting foreign technologies. The country banned Microsoft’s Windows operating system on government computers in 2014 amid concerns about security and US surveillance. Microsoft has just announced a new version of its Windows 10, which is now ready for Chinese government agencies to use. Windows 10 China Government Edition will let the country use the management feature to monitor and deploy updates as needed, manage telemetry, and use its own encrypted algorithms.  Microsoft’s silent slurping of telemetry data from users’ computers made the Chinese officials ask for the control over telemetry of its China version of Windows, preventing Microsoft to collect data on its citizen. All Windows 10 users around the world do not have any option to turn off telemetry, but the Chinese Windows 10 version can do so. Lenovo has also announced its plans to be the first OEM partner to have devices that come preinstalled with Windows 10 China Government Edition.

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