Windows 10 to Get Better Privacy Controls in Creators Update

With the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002, Microsoft added a host of new features to Windows 10. 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.

Microsoft has released new Windows 10 cumulative updates today, and one of them is specifically aimed at computers running the Anniversary Update (version 1607).

In September 2015, Microsoft's Terry Myerson defended how the company has handled privacy in Windows 10, saying in a blog post that "Trust is a core pillar of our More Personal Computing vision, and we know we have to earn it".

If so, it will doubtless be included in the next major upgrade to Windows 10, with Creators Update set to launch around April.

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Microsoft originally made the controversial decision to make Windows 10 an OS that automatically updates, without giving the user an option to postpone. There is a pretty interesting, undocumented feature in this build of Windows 10 called Dynamic Locking - which is apparently known as "Windows Goodbye" internally. This will help keep apps secure, updated, and reliable, with only basic error reporting. Second, we're introducing in Windows 10 a new privacy set up experience, simplifying Diagnostic data levels and further reducing the data collected at the Basic level.

This is just a small list of the new features in this build You can find the list of new features in Microsoft's announcement here. Settings app gets new UI. pages now contain additional information on providing links to support, feedback, and related settings if available.

Windows now lets you lower the amount of blue light coming from your PC at night. Apart from hogging resources the open tabs also distract the users. Window resizing has been smoothed along with desktop icon placement and scaling improvements. Once you've signed in with your Microsoft account, it becomes a single place to monitor - and clear - all the data the various services you use have been tracking. While the move to requiring positive consent is certainly a step forward, the fact that telemetry collection remains compulsory means that the biggest privacy complaint about Windows 10 is going unanswered. In addition you can now also put all the tab aside by just one click and reopen all of them by same.

  • Regina Walsh