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Credit Due Where Credit Deserved – Microsoft

Posted by on December 21, 2017.

In the past, I have criticized Microsoft for the privacy invasive defaults of Win10. I failed to mention a feature that sheds a bit of light on what they collect. Beyond changing many of the settings using tools (which I highlighted here), you can actually review and delete some of the metadata being collected. If you are not already aware of this feature… read on.

The Microsoft Privacy Dashboard provides a small view inside some of the information collected about your online and offline habits. Head over to:

https://account.microsoft.com/privacy/

Login with your Microsoft account and view such items as:

  • Browsing history 
  • Search history
  • Location activity
  • Voice activity
  • Cortana’s Notebook
  • Health active
  • Apps and services given accessibility
  • Ad settings

If you have left all the Win10 privacy settings at default, you are probably in for a surprise. However, I have to compliment Microsoft for making such a portal available.


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