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Windows 10 quick tips: How to protect your privacy

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jan 29, 2016.

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    There has been some concern that Windows 10 gathers far too much private information from users. Whether you think Microsoft's operating system crosses the privacy line, or just want to make sure you protect as much of your personal life as possible, we're here to help. Here's how to protect your privacy in just a few minutes.

    Turn off ad tracking


    At the top of many people's privacy concerns is what data is being gathered about them as they browse the Web. That information creates a profile of a person's interests that is used by a variety of companies to target ads (resulting in the current popularity of ad blockers). Windows 10 does this with the use of an advertising ID. The ID doesn't just gather information about you when you browse the Web, but also when you use Windows 10 apps.

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