Windows 10 Creators Update will add app-level privacy controls

www.theregister.co.uk | 9/13/2017 | Staff
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Microsoft's taken another small step towards addressing those worried about Windows 10's impact on their privacy by adding more controls over what apps can do in the Creators Update of the OS.

Users currently have a veto over apps sharing location data; in the Fall Creator's Update, that's going to be expanded to the camera, microphone, contacts, calendar, and music/pictures/video libraries.

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Users installing apps after upgrading will see the privacy controls when they install new apps. For packages installed before the update, you'll have to set the controls in Windows 10 Settings .

Enterprise sysadmins have been given a bone. There's a new setting to further limit how big a snitch the extent of diagnostic data Windows 10 sends home.

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Redmond had already given users the choice to reveal a little or a lot in their Telemetry settings; the additional setting, Microsoft says, will...
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