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Privacy What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know by J. C. Cannon

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Windows Error Reporting

The Windows Error Reporting (WER) mechanism provides Microsoft a means to obtain feedback on application and operating system crashes. Before any data is sent, the user is presented with the WER dialog and given a choice of whether the error-reporting data should be sent. The user can also select the click here link to see what data is to be sent. Figure 4.3 provides an example of a WER dialog.

Figure 4.3. Windows Error Reporting dialog

When WER sends error information to Microsoft, there is a chance that sensitive data could be included. For this reason, users and administrators may want to manage which applications report ...

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