Microsoft Reduces the Amount of Telemetry Data Collected from Windows 10 PCs
Microsoft has just announced a series of changes supposed to enhance the privacy of its users, including simplified privacy settings in Windows 10, as well as a reduction of the amount of data collected from computers.
First and foremost, Microsoft is introducing a new privacy dashboard on the web that lets users see and manage privacy data, including search history, location activity, and Cortana’s Notebook – information that the digital assistant requires to provide a more personal experience.
In order to access this dashboard, you need to sign in with your Microsoft account and connect to account.microsoft.com/privacy, with Redmond promising to add more functionality and categories over time.
Windows 10 changes
As far as Windows 10 is concerned, Microsoft is announcing a new setup experience for users who install the new OS. The new option replaces the previous Express settings presented during the Windows 10 install, Microsoft says.