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Nvidia releases a statement regarding their telemetry monitor

Nvidia releases a statement regarding their telemetry monitor

Nvidia releases a statement regarding their telemetry monitor

Nvidia releases a statement regarding their telemetry monitor

 
Nvidia has released a statement regarding the telemetry monitor which was recently added to their GPU drivers, confirming that the application only collects crash reports, bug reports and general system data. 
 
This data has been collected ever since Nvidia released the Geforce Experience app, with the most recent changes making the error reporting and data collection take place in real-time. Nvidia has stated that they do not share any personally identifiable information outside of the company, though it may share some data with select partners. 
 
Below you can read Nvidia's full statement. 
 
 

  GeForce Experience collects data to improve the application experience; this includes crash and bug reports as well as system information needed to deliver the correct drivers and optimal settings. NVIDIA does not share any personally identifiable information collected by GeForce Experience outside the company. NVIDIA may share aggregate-level data with select partners, but does not share user-level data. The nature of the information collected has remained consistent since the introduction of GeForce Experience 1.0.The change with GeForce Experience 3.0 is that this error reporting and data collection is now being done in real-time.

Nvidia releases a statement regarding their telemetry monitor

 

In this case, the Telemetry in Nvidia's drivers is pretty harmless, with all data being used to improve the Nvidia Driver experience and report bugs to the company in a more timely manner. 

The major problem here is that Nvidia did not add the inclusion of Telemetry in the release note of their newest drivers and have not provided users with an opt-out, leaving many security conscious Nvidia users concerned. 

Thankfully Nvidia's Telemetry process can be disabled, giving Nvidia users a "hard opt-out" if they desire. You can read our guide on how to disable Nvidia's Telemetry Process here.  

 

You can join the discussion on Nvidia's Driver Telemetry process on the OC3D Forums.

  

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08-11-2016, 04:26:26

m2geek
Fairly reasonable imo, if it brings better and better drives, then go for it.Quote

08-11-2016, 04:33:59

SuB
The links, link to the image dude.. not the article...Quote

08-11-2016, 06:45:29

AdmiralDonut
Rather a pertinent point here, and one NVIDIA seem to be in need of updating:

http://www.geforce.com/privacy-policy

Section 2 states that if you use their website, mobile apps, or "services", they may collect "personal information".

GFE is one such service according to NVIDIA, and thus by their own Terms of Service it can and does collect personally identifiable information, they will then pass that information along, without explicit consent, to other companies as they see fit as detailed in Section 4 of the TOS.

So either their brand new, freshly updated terms of service are wrong, or their recently issued statement is wrong. Either way, something isn't right.Quote

08-11-2016, 09:09:32

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdmiralDonut View Post
Rather a pertinent point here, and one NVIDIA seem to be in need of updating:

http://www.geforce.com/privacy-policy

Section 2 states that if you use their website, mobile apps, or "services", they may collect "personal information".

GFE is one such service according to NVIDIA, and thus by their own Terms of Service it can and does collect personally identifiable information, they will then pass that information along, without explicit consent, to other companies as they see fit as detailed in Section 4 of the TOS.

So either their brand new, freshly updated terms of service are wrong, or their recently issued statement is wrong. Either way, something isn't right.
But is that not the terms of service for things other than their driver ?

A driver isn't really a service, Mobile app etc.... so it stands to reason that there would be different TOS for each item.Quote

08-11-2016, 12:49:10

NeverBackDown
As I said, they been doing this for a long time since GFE 1.0 and they are on 3.0 now. Really not a big deal. Didn't bother you before, shouldn't nowQuote
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