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# 208596 18-Feb-2017 18:19
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Local admin account on Windows 10, with a Microsoft Family managed Microsoft Account used to sign into the Windows Store, Xbox Live UWP app and a couple of other Microsoft UWP apps. Not signed in to Windows with a Microsoft Account but just the Store and a couple of UWP apps. Yet, Microsoft Family reports with information about what programs had been used by that local admin account are being sent to the Microsoft Family 'Adults'. Considering that the local account password is not required to sign into a UWP app with a Microsoft Account and that the account is a local account, why is Microsoft collecting information about what software is being used by the local account (including Win32 programs) for Microsoft Family? I would of course expect this for a Windows 'Microsoft Account' login, but to tie Microsoft Family reporting to any account where the Microsoft account had been used to sign into a UWP app is taking it a bit too far (especially as a Microsoft Family 'child' has to accept an invite to the 'family' and for a Microsoft Account sign in the user is signing into Windows with an account they agreed to be a Microsoft Family 'child' for, whereas I would think most people would have no expectation of Microsoft Family reporting for a Microsoft Account, with Microsoft saying that a Microsoft Account Windows sign in must be used for Microsoft Family). What do you lot think?

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  # 1722380 18-Feb-2017 18:32
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I would think that if this is true it would be a good way to snoop on someone who uses local accounts -just log into a UWP app with a child account on their box and get mailed a report of their activity every week. Even though the child gets a copy of the report, in this situation your mark would have no idea.

 

 










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  # 1722387 18-Feb-2017 18:40
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gbwelly:

I would think that if this is true it would be a good way to snoop on someone who uses local accounts -just log into a UWP app with a child account on their box and get mailed a report of their activity every week. Even though the child gets a copy of the report, in this situation your mark would have no idea.


 



Definitely a local account. I mean, to do that the computer would have to be unlocked at the time, but I imagine people leave their computers unlocked all the time. Might be some kind of bug though, as the Microsoft Account has been a child account for ages and had been signed into the Windows Store and those other Microsoft UWP apps for ages, and this is the first of these reports that have been sent out (they're weekly, aren't they?).

 
 
 
 




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  # 1726227 25-Feb-2017 19:22
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Well a second report came through today. @nathan, anything to say on this. This is definitely a local account (the sole admin account nonetheless) with a Microsoft Family Managed account used to sign into the Windows Store and the Xbox app. We're previously getting no reports but last week one came through containing info on time the account was logged in for and what Win32 programs were open and for how long. Is this intended behaviour?

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  # 1726351 26-Feb-2017 09:13
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