• Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Introduces New App Privacy Prompts

    9 days ago - By Ubergizmo

    Windows 10 privacy controls have gradually been improved by Microsoft throughout this year and it will continue to improve them further. Some initial concerns were addressed by the company with the Windows 10 Creators Update. The company will be making further changes with the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update . New privacy prompts for apps will be included in the next major update for Windows 10.
    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update users will be able to access the full privacy statement during setup. Each privacy setting will get its own “learn more” section in the setup process. This...
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  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will give you greater control over your privacy - but does it go far enough?

    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will give you greater control over your privacy - but does it go far enough?

    9 days ago - By Beta News

    One of the biggest complaints about Windows 10 is that it spies on its users. Microsoft has reigned in this snooping in past feature updates, and is introducing yet more privacy enhancements in the forthcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. These changes, Microsoft says, will give users greater access to information, as well as more control over what data is collected in the first place. There are two main additions. SEE ALSO: Microsoft does Windows 10 privacy propaganda well You'll notice the first during installation. Microsoft's Privacy Statement will now appear as part of the setup...
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  • Privacy enhancements coming to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

    Privacy enhancements coming to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

    9 days ago - By Windows

    In April, we outlined significant enhancements made to the Windows 10 Creators Update that gives you more control to make informed decisions about your privacy. Those enhancements included improving in-product information about your privacy, updates to the Microsoft privacy statement, and improving transparency by publishing more information about the diagnostic data we collect.
    Continuing with our commitment to privacy and data control, today we're announcing privacy enhancements coming to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for consumers and commercial customers that further increase...
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  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update shaking up privacy settings some more

    9 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Microsoft is continuing to tinker with the privacy configuration and options in Windows 10, with the Fall Creators Update, due for release on October 17 , including yet more changes to the privacy controls above and beyond those made in the previous update .
    The biggest change surrounds not Windows itself, but third-party applications. Similar to applications on mobile platforms, Windows Store applications require permission to access things that might have privacy sensitivity-the camera, microphone, calendar, contacts, and so on. Currently, that permission has been provided implicitly...
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