When Using Windows 10, Users are most concerned about telemetry, automatic data collection and user’s privacy issues.
We are worried that Windows 10 automatically collects User`s personal information and sends it to Microsoft’s server. But this does not collect the specific person’s information, but in order to improve the functionality as other software company, generally collect diagnostic data for software improvement of Windows 10 and send it to Microsoft’s server.
For example, Windows Defender which is a built-in application of Windows 10 finds and deletes a suspicious file. And that information is sent to the Microsoft server to create a list of suspicious files and used as the data for advanced prevention before other users are damaged.
Such data strengthens the functionality of “Windows Defender” and provides a more secure environment to Windows 10 users. Data collection and privacy can also be turned off.
Windows 10 provides an option to turn off data collection, so we can control personal privacy to some extent. But, We can’t disable it completely using the Settings apps of Windows 10.
▼> Settings > 1Privacy. There are many settings for privacy. Set the unnecessary thing to “OFF“.
General: Change privacy options
2Let apps use advertising ID to make ads more interesting to you based on your app usage(turning this off will rset your ID)
This is a feature that displays advertisements customized to individual users. Microsoft displays customized ads for MSN, Outlook.com and other websites you visit. Advertising ID not address personal information about you. If you prefer to disable advertising ID, set it to OFF
3Let websited provide locally relevant content by accesising my language list
SmartScreen filter checks the sites users visit against a list of reported phishing and malicious software sites. In most cases, SmartScreen is a useful tool, so we recommend that you continue：ON
4Let Windows track app launches to improve Start and search results.
This sends information about handwriting input and typing and uses it for improvement of handwriting recognition.：ON or OFF
5Show me suggested content in the Setting app
Detecting the language you use and display the appropriate information content for the user. Enable the website to display info suitable for the region.
Language settings let you pick up the same local information that you use on websites and provide the local information. This setting helps you determine what kind of content or user experience you want.：OFF
In Windows 10, like some iOS and Android on smartphone, some applications use user’s location information. “Location information” sets whether to allow access to terminal location information for applications that require the user’s current location, such as a map or a weather application.
As the default of Windows 10, Location is “on“, but you can disable it entirely.
Some apps use the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi feature of my device to check user location even if location is stopped. You can turn on and off the corresponding feature in the Radios (in the left list). Bluetooth and Wi-Fi still function without location information.
▼ If you want to disable location,, and switch toggle button to Off. As a results, 3Location service is changed to Off. So that it won’t be sent automatically.
▼ When clicking 4button, Map services as below are available. Location needs to be set to ON for correct service.
▼ Some applications require location information as follows. If there are multiple applications, you can set “On” or “Off” for each application.
Windows 10 has many applications and convenient services that use a camera. For example, for people who frequently use Skype video calls or SNS social media, camera is indispensable, but if you do not need them, let’s turn it off.
Even though disabling a webcam in a setup, You can not completely block malware or malicious code. We recommend that you attach an opaque tape onto the webcam lens when you don’t use a webcam.
2Let apps use my camera hardware: If you don’t need a camera, turn it to Off.
3Choose apps that can use your camera: You can set each application individually to “On” or “Off”.
In Windows 10, when the user operates Windows with voice, handwriting, keyboard typing, etc., words input by speech recognition with Cortana – Cortana is like Apple’s Siri. It works on PC as well as on mobile devices, – they are also collected by Microsoft. The data gathered will be used to improve the service to the user.
If you no longer need it, you can turn it OFF. Click 2amd click 3 .
If you turn this off, you can no longer speak to Cortana, and everything will be deleted from dictionary Windows uses to improve the suggestions offered for inking an typing.
Sets whether or not to allow access to user account information currently signed in. Also turn
this 2Let apps access my name, picture, and other account info OFF. Setting as default is ON.
Contacts, Calendar, Call history, Mesaging, Radios
These sections is almost the same. There are Email, chat as Twitter,Skype, Map apps etc on. You can selectively turn OFF unnecessary programs.
Feedback & Diagnostics
Feedback & Diagnostics set the frequency of sending back the information about the settings of your computer, which is occasionally displayed when you are using Windows 10.
Feedback & Diagnostics send information about devices and installed apps on PC to help Microsoft improve how Windows 10 works.
There is a request for feedback from Windows at regular intervals, and a message that prompts you to comment on Windows 10 is displayed. Unfortunately, We can not be completely turned it off for diagnostic data and usage data.
Providing feedback to Microsoft may help to improve the quality of Windows 10, but if you do not want it, let’s set it as follows.
On Windows 10, Data about how frequently you use certain apps is sent to Microsoft, so you can choose one of options “Basic” and “Full” about 2how much data you send to Microsoft. You can limit sharing info by selecting Basic option as below.
Basic: Send the data necessary to keep Windows up yo data adn secure.
Full: Help us fix things and improve Microsoft products and services. Send additional diagnostic data (including browser, app and feture usage, and iking and typing data) to Mictosoft.
3Let Microsoft provide more tailored experiences with relevant tips adn recommendations b using your diagnostic data : If you won’t need it, turn it OFF
The Feedback frequency prompts you to receive a request for feedback from Windows and prompt you to comment on Windows 10.
If you want to change this interval, you can change it from the selection box. If you don’t want feedback, choose “4Never“.
It is an application that operates in the background even when it is not used usually. It is nice to be able to access quickly, but if you do not use it normally, set it to “Off“.