According to the latest news report, privacy settings in Windows 10 will not be changed. A while ago, Gordon F. Kelly of Forbes announced that Microsoft decided to modify consumer privacy settings.
He claimed that Microsoft Company responded to his concerns and now intends to make some adjustments in Windows 10. However, other sources with concrete information about Microsoft’s plans claimed that Kelly’s statement is not valid.
It appears that last fall, Kelly made an inconclusive announcement concerning Microsoft’s intentions. He suggested that:
‘Microsoft is taking action. It has decided to release updates later this year which will enable users to fully control all background telemetry and data tracking and, if desired, disable it completely.’
However, there is no reliable proof that supports Kelly’s claim. Microsoft’s executives declared there is no need for any change as the actual privacy settings are reasonable enough. One possible reason for Kelly’s confusion might be related by a blog post by Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Windows boss.
The company made indeed some changes last year with the release of Windows 10 Version 1511. This update features an option enabled only for Enterprise version which lowers telemetry to a bare minimum. The setting must be enabled via Group Policy or manual registry options.
Its effects are only seen on Windows 10 Enterprise edition.Nontheless,, Joe Belfiore, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, confessed that Windows 10 is continually tracking the way it operates and how users are using it. After this, all the information is sent back to Microsoft by default.
What’s more, he confirmed there are options disable the tracking but core data collection simply cannot be turned off. His opinion is that such things happen because of system’s health.
Moreover, he claims that data collection might help him and his team to improve their systems. Microsoft Company insisted that Privacy settings in Windows 10 will not be changed for the moment. Executives claimed that users will be announced if the company decides to make such adjustments.
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