Microsoft is once again addressing privacy concerns around Windows 10 today. The software giant is launching today a new trial version of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders that includes changes to the privacy controls for the operating system. While most privacy settings have been limited to a single screen with multiple options, Microsoft is testing a variety of ways that will soon change.
There have been some concerns that Windows 10 has a built-in "keylogger," because the operating system uses typing data to improve auto-completion, the next word prediction, and spell-checking. Microsoft's upcoming spring update for Windows 10 will present a separate screen to allow improved recognition of writing and writing, and allow users to choose not to send and write data to Microsoft.
Microsoft's Windows 10 privacy changes will arrive in the spring update
Microsoft is also testing the idea that Windows 10 users receive seven individual screens for all privacy controls in the operating system, and the company is seeking comments from its Windows insiders to find the right balance between too many screens and enough knowledge. of the various options.
These latest privacy changes will come along with a separate Windows diagnostic data viewer. The viewer includes an overview of the data that Windows 10 sends to Microsoft servers. Microsoft collects lots of anonymous Windows 10 data from users to help improve the operating system and make decisions about the products. The new viewer is similar to something similar to Wireshark, and allows Windows 10 users to decrypt the data that is sent encrypted to Microsoft servers.
Microsoft is making privacy changes in Windows 10 as the company has faced continuing concerns about its data collection. France previously ordered Microsoft to stop tracking Windows 10 users, and the EU has expressed its own concerns. Microsoft did reveal what data Windows 10 actually collected last year, but these latest changes are another step in addressing concerns.