Microsoft is giving Windows users a lot more control over their privacy, but will also make it clear what they give up when they restrict access to their data.
The company announced a pair of significant changes to its privacy management and settings on Tuesday. They’ll arrive as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update scheduled to ship this spring. However, Windows Insiders (those on the beta program) can download and try it now.
In a blog post explaining the changes, Microsoft unveiled a new web-based privacy dashboard where Microsoft service users will be able to see and manage the data the company has collected. From the page, Microsoft account holders will be able to clear their browser, Bing search and location activity. They’ll also be able to clear out whatever Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant, has saved from their interactions. Read more…