Microsoft has today unveiled upcoming changes in the Windows 10 Creators Update that will make it easier for users to control their privacy settings, and make said settings more understandable to the average user. With the Creators Update, Microsoft is building a new setup experience that will provide users upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8 direct access to changing privacy settings.
The experience will be slightly different for users already on Windows 10 and planning to upgrade to the Creators Update. You'll still be able to configure your privacy settings, but you'll be prompted to do so via popup notifications rather than via a full-on setup window. This makes the most sense, as upgrading from one version of Windows 10 to another is much more seamless compared to an upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Not only that, but Microsoft has also changed its Diagnostic data collection, reducing its three levels to just two. With the Creators Update, you'll have the option of Basic or Full, and if you choose the basic level, even less data will be sent to Microsoft than beforehand.
Microsoft says they are committed to making privacy choices easy to understand, and clarifies that Microsoft, no matter what privacy options are selected, will not use the contents of you email, files, chat, or pictures to target relevant ads.
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