Windows 10: Privacy Changes

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

The current update gives us the ability to now log into our Microsoft account on Microsoft's Privacy webpage and we are able to now view and delete browsing history data (on the Windows 10 Edge Browser), search history results (using Microsoft's Cortana or search engine Bing), location data from when you have used location based services as well as apps as well as Cortana's Notebook; where Cortana tracks your interests. 

View, change and delete your history. Microsoft is bringing changes to its Privacy settings.

View, change and delete your history. Microsoft is bringing changes to its Privacy settings.

 "Privacy conscious users", which in this day and age is...everybody, Microsoft wants Windows 10 to be more open to their users. 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. 

Microsoft Creator's update gives many new options to control Privacy settings.

Microsoft Creator's update gives many new options to control Privacy settings.

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.
— https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/01/10/continuing-commitment-privacy-windows-10/#YE3VU5w0iqm5GYq2.97