09 Aug Microsoft Enhances Windows 10’s Privacy Features, Receives Positive User Feedback
Reports last Tuesday state that Windows 10 developers have created improvements to its privacy settings. The company says they have received better feedback from users.
Microsoft adjusted Windows 10’s privacy settings after criticism from European data regulators, together with an investigation conducted by the French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) for allegedly racking browser activity and gathering too much information without user consent.
According to Microsoft privacy officer Marisa Rogers, they appreciate the positive feedback because it directly affects how they enhance their system. They have now created clear and accurate explanations on how web tracking works for personalized ads.
Users will get new Windows 10 updates, including an online privacy dashboard, diagnostics, recommendations and tips, and more appropriate ads.
CNIL have dropped formal allegations against Microsoft, stating the company has reduced collection of telemetry information by half. CNIL also noticed the tech giant has been responsive to user feedback and proactively enhancing privacy measures.
Source: ZD Net