Microsoft’s Nadella takes on privacy fears about LinkedIn, Cortana
ORLANDO, Fla. — Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella faced sharp questions from Gartner analysts Tuesday about the privacy-invading implications of its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, and its all-knowing virtual assistant, Cortana.
Helen Huntley, one of the Gartner analysts questioning Nadella at a conference here, was particularly pointed about the fears.
Cortana, said Huntley, “knows everything about me when I’m working. She knows what files I’m looking at, she knows what I’m downloading, she knows when I’m working, when I’m not working,” she said.