How to Keep Windows 10 From Spying on You

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Windows 10 Privacy Controls

Windows 10 users now have more control over the information they share with Microsoft. An update allows us to decide how much, or how little information we want to share with the ubiquitous giant.

On Tuesday Microsoft announced two substantial changes to its privacy management settings. Indeed, they’re part of the Windows 10 Creators Update scheduled for this spring. Windows Insiders in the beta program can download it now.

A Privacy Dashboard is also available that shows that Microsoft logs people’s whereabouts, search requests, Cortana chats, and browser histories. Presently, Windows 10 computers and gadgets automatically send private information to Microsoft. You can delete the data on request in the dashboard, once you’re signed into your Microsoft account.

go to to review and clear data such as browsing history, search history, location activity, and Cortana’s Notebook – all in one place. Source: Microsoft

You’ll find the complete story about the upcoming update and other changes here on Microsoft’s blog.

Not surprisingly, Microsoft improved privacy controls after customer outrage over Windows 10 ability to snoop on people’s private information and send it back to Redmond.

Be careful out there.

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