Microsoft Previews Privacy App that Shows Windows 10 Telemetry Info

Microsoft Previews Privacy App that Shows Windows 10 Telemetry Info

Microsoft Previews Privacy App that Shows Windows 10 Telemetry Info

The application, which needs to be enabled from the Settings menu in Windows 10 build 17083 or installed from the Windows Store, is created to show "the diagnostic data your device is sending to Microsoft".

In an effort to mitigate privacy-related concerns of its users, Microsoft has announced that new tools are coming in the next major release of Windows 10. This specific page will allow users to easily view the data being collected from their Microsoft account.

Common Data, like the Operating System's name, the Version, Device ID, Device Class, Diagnostic level selection and so on.

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Microsoft gave the entire industry a free tutorial on how not to roll out a new operating system with the release of Windows 10 in 2015.

Members of the Windows Insider Program will have access to the Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer app in a new build scheduled to be delivered later today. The Security telemetry option is seldom mentioned by Microsoft, but it's only available with Enterprise and Education editions of Windows 10 and isn't recommended for organizations that use the Windows Update service, accord to this Microsoft document description. "Our commitment is to be fully transparent on the diagnostic data collected from your Windows devices, how it is used, and to provide you with increased control over that data", she wrote.

Software Setup and Inventory such as installed applications and install history, device update information. It's on by default and while Microsoft tells you that it collects this data and gives you a choice between basic (the default setting) and "full" diagnostics, it never allowed you to actually see exactly what was being sent back to Redmond.

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Two additional categories are mostly associated with the Full Diagnostic Data setting.

We've updated the Microsoft Privacy Dashboard with a new Activity History page which provides a clear and easy to navigate way to see the data that is saved with your Microsoft account. Until now, that data was organized into different categories and it was hard to get a quick overview of the activities the company tracked.

Also a year ago, Microsoft added a Privacy section to the web dashboard of each Microsoft user account. The document describes the "Full" telemetry data collection option in Windows 10. The tool will let them see what data is being sent to Microsoft's servers by Windows 10. Windows Timeline has been updated with abilities to sync the activities to the cloud for a seamless cross-device experience, and it can be enabled from the settings.

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