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Windows 10's privacy settings will be simpler but more limited with Creators' Update

Mark Hachman | Jan. 11, 2017
It's not quite the clear-cut win for consumers that Microsoft is portraying, but at least it's transparent with its decision.

Whether that’s of concern to you probably depends on where you stand on privacy issues. If you opt for the Basic route, Microsoft is technically collecting even less data than before. If you find yourself talking to technical support quite often, though, and provide supplementary data to troubleshoot problems, you might have more concerns.

The point that should be made, however, is that Microsoft is making this conversation public, rather than downplaying it or even generally ignoring it, as Apple does. “We are continuing this commitment to make it as easy as possible for you to make informed choices about your privacy with Windows 10,” wrote Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows and Devices, in a blog post. That’s a good thing.


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