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Microsoft is not giving this feature to Windows 10 Home users. It will let users who have signed in with a Microsoft account "clear data such as browsing history, search history, location activity, and Cortana's Notebook".

First, there's a new "Web-based privacy dashboard", which shows a user's privacy settings and selections. Microsoft says it's planning to "add more functionality and categories of data over time".

Another privacy change Microsoft is bringing to the Windows 10 Creators Update is the reduction of data that is collected at the Basic level. There has been criticism about Microsoft's perceived heavy-handed data collection methods since Windows 10 was launched in 2015. In August, the Electronic Frontier Foundation wrote a detailed editorial claiming that the operating system sends an "unprecedented" amount of personal information to Microsoft in a way that "has trampled on essential aspects of modern computing".

The creators of Microsoft Windows 10 has released Insider preview build 15002 with plenty of changes and new features, although the exact release date for public to download is only pegged for early 2017 at this time. The Windows version will follow the same system using local sunrise and sunset schedules to reduce blue light. Microsoft is expected to make this feature more intuitive in the upcoming builds and we will most likely also see a whitelist section. (Microsoft also noted that some data-sharing options will appear differently, depending on which version of Windows 10 you're using). However, the company still isn't explicitly clear about what data is collected, only that it includes information about device "capabilities", error reports, and what's installed.

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The Privacy Statement is actually a series of links to other privacy statements.

Last month, we reported on the Windows Store forcing new drivers on you whenever they were available for a game you bought.

More importantly, we're seeing a unifying or converging of the UI experience across desktop and mobile, which is critical for mobile devices such as Surface Pro 5 and Surface Phone. Microsoft previously added QR codes and links to help pages in an attempt to make it easier for users to diagnose what led to the problems in the first place.

Finally, the Basic level will now collect less data. Members of the early-access and feedback program can now download build 15002 for Windows PCs, announced Microsoft's Dona Sarkar, a software engineer at the software giant's Windows and Devices Group and head of the Windows Insider program, January 9 blog post.


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