Let’s start by taking control of how much Microsoft collects from you
The good news is there is no lack of privacy settings in Windows 10. In fact, there are so many privacy settings that some are unknown to most users! The bad news is...just that. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume and variety found within the settings. There are preferences you can set for camera, speech, history, accounts, emails, system feedback, and plenty more. Don’t get me wrong – all are important, and it’s good and proper that Windows 10 lets us control these permissions. But keeping track of what’s keeping track of what can sometimes seem like an endless spiral.
In an age when security settings on devices like phones and tablets have grown more sophisticated and more transparent, Windows 10 – with more security options than any previous version – has impressively grown in sophistication but could use some help making its settings more transparent. Security shouldn’t be so complicated. Users not only have every right to control who sees their data but also to know who is asking for it.
If you are using Windows 10, you can crank up the privacy of your system immediately and stop some of the unnecessary data flow, with these 5 tips users can follow and:
While the settings may seem daunting, we say they are worth your time and attention. Because here's the bottom line – the most important option we’ll always have as people with digital lives is the power to protect ourselves online.
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