Microsoft adds privacy dashboard to next Windows 10 update and introduces online privacy settings

Posted 11 January 2017 18:10 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Microsoft will add a privacy dashboard to Windows 10 that allows users to see and manage data collected by the software giant. In the next upcoming large Windows 10 update, the dashboard will be added to the operating system, Microsoft writes in a blog.

The dashboard will allow Windows 10 users to more easily set at which level telemetry data is collected and Microsoft promises it will also further reduce the amount of data collected at the Basic level. The Redmond company will also switch from 3 possible levels to 2, Basic and Full. Users who previously selected the Enhanced level, will have the option to choose Basic or Full.

Also the setup process will be changed and will allow users to check whether locations, speech recognition, diagnostics, tailored experiences with diagnostic data and relevant ads can be enabled.

 

Microsoft has also introduced an online privacy dashboard where users can opt whether their location, search history, browsing behavior, health activity and Cortana data is shared with Microsoft.

The new Windows 10 dashboard will become available with the Windows 10 Creators Update, scheduled for Spring this year. The online privacy dashboard is available right now.

 



coolcolors
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 11 Jan 17 21:32
So does this mean if I create the USB bootable and DVD bootable this update will be include it that as well? Or was that include I thought I saw this in Windows 10 Pro install options? Did anyone else see this or not?
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AaronZ26593
New Member
Posted on: 12 Jan 17 00:08
"Microsoft" Doing damage control lol.
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Gummigutta
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 12 Jan 17 05:59
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolcolors
So does this mean if I create the USB bootable and DVD bootable this update will be include it that as well? Or was that include I thought I saw this in Windows 10 Pro install options? Did anyone else see this or not?
Quote:
In the next upcoming large Windows 10 update,
March 2017.
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coolcolors
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 12 Jan 17 06:55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gummigutta
March 2017.
So if one recreates the bootable USB or dvd then it will have those updates ready to go. I think with Windows 10 Pro installation on my Dell 1525 - I saw these options.
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roho
MyCE Member
Posted on: 12 Jan 17 08:35
So are they are still not allowing you to turn "telemetry" off, just turn it down a bit.

This is all will and good appearing during setup but what about when Windows 10 decides to reset settings, including privacy settings, without you knowing? It seems to like doing that quite a lot.
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TSJnachos117
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 13 Jan 17 22:10
Microsoft: we're still collecting your data, but we're supposedly collecting less of it, while giving you, the "valued" customer, a(n illusion of) choice as to what gets shared.
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AaronZ26593
New Member
Posted on: 14 Jan 17 02:21
Exactly "illusion of choice" there was never a choice with Windows 10 and the forced updates Microsoft would have done better to not have forced it down peoples throats.
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Zod
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 14 Jan 17 16:37
Seems like a step in the right direction.  Just because modern technology makes it easy to retrieve customer data doesn't mean you should.    I think companies need to resist the temptations of the 21st century.

I manually disable telemetry in win10, but that's something that should be optional to the customer.   It's people's biggest complaint about windows 10.  The funny part is it will come out of a giant update, which is my 2nd biggest complaint about win10.   How they rollout big OS updates every year that basically reinstall the OS and break stuff.

Outside of those two things i've been pretty happy with win10.   It's been a pretty solid OS for me.  Like older versions of windows i've been able to customize out the things I don't like.
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DrageMester
Retired Moderator
Posted on: 14 Jan 17 18:37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zod
I think companies need to resist the temptations of the 21st century.
Good plan. As soon as all politicians become honest and they're celebrating winter in Hell, this should happen.
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AaronZ26593
New Member
Posted on: 24 Jan 17 07:01
When you turn settings off in Windows 10 they should stay off not turn back on when you do an update or reboot your computer LOL.
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