Microsoft adds additional privacy settings to Windows 10

Microsoft adds additional privacy settings to Windows 10

Microsoft adds additional privacy settings to Windows 10

Microsoft adds additional privacy settings to Windows 10

 

Microsoft has now added additional privacy options to Windows 10, with the ability to delete activity data from Microsoft servers and future plans to add more privacy options with Windows 10's creators update.  

The first major update is the ability to log into your Microsoft account on Microsoft's Privacy webpage to delete your browsing history data (on the Windows 10 Edge Browser), your search history results (using Cortana or Bing), your location data from when you use location based services or apps as well as Cortana's Notebook, where Cortana tracks your interests. 

 

     First, today we’re launching a new web-based privacy dashboard so you can see and control your activity data from Microsoft including location, search, browsing, and Cortana Notebook data across multiple Microsoft services.

Second, we’re introducing in Windows 10 a new privacy set up experience, simplifying Diagnostic data levels and further reducing the data collected at the Basic level. These Windows 10 changes are being introduced in a Windows Insider build soon for feedback first and will be rolled out to everyone when the Windows 10 Creators Update becomes available.

  
Microsoft adds additional privacy settings to Windows 10

 (Privacy Dashboard - Location History)

 

With Windows 10's Creators update, Microsoft will be making changes to the OS' privacy settings, which should make it easier to see exactly what data is used for and how you benefit from having each setting on or off. 

Below are images showcasing each of the new options and what they do whenever they are turned on or off. 

  
Microsoft adds additional privacy settings to Windows 10

 (All Privacy settings turned off) (Data mining features turned on)

  
Microsoft adds additional privacy settings to Windows 10   (All privacy settings turned on)

 

Moving forward Microsoft wants Windows 10 to be more suitable for Privacy-conscious users, though it is clear that the company still plans to collect data from the majority of their users. Hopefully, the upcoming Creators update will enable a selection of new options within Windows 10, though we already know that the upcoming update will allow users to stop automatic driver updates amongst other things. 

 

You can view your Windows 10 privacy dashboard here

You can read our Cortana Removal Guide here

You can read out Windows 10 apps uninstall guide here

You can read out Disable OneDrive guide here 

 

You can join the discussion on Windows 10's new privacy changes on the OC3D Forums. Find all of the latest PC hardware and gaming news on the OC3D Homepage

  

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11-01-2017, 07:39:13

RobM
I would prefer to have the option of removing
Calendar
Camera
Cortana
Groove
Mail
Maps
People
Phone CompanionQuote

11-01-2017, 08:12:25

Dark NighT
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Originally Posted by RobM View Post
I would prefer to have the option of removing
Calendar
Camera
Cortana
Groove
Mail
Maps
People
Phone Companion
This might help, i removed prettymuch everything on this after the anniversary update. http://www.howtogeek.com/224798/how-...einstall-them/Quote

11-01-2017, 08:24:19

WYP
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Originally Posted by RobM View Post
I would prefer to have the option of removing
Calendar
Camera
Cortana
Groove
Mail
Maps
People
Phone Companion
We do have a guide on how to do that.

https://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/...uilt-in_apps/1Quote

11-01-2017, 08:44:42

RobM
I have them removed just wish they were an option by default, shouldn't have to go via powershell or any other tool to remove stuffQuote

11-01-2017, 12:58:00

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by RobM View Post
I have them removed just wish they were an option by default, shouldn't have to go via powershell or any other tool to remove stuff
You can do it via CCleaner(since W10 launched), everyone should already have that tool. It's a very useful.Quote
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