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Windows 10's new privacy feature you need to start using now

Microsoft on Monday unveiled a massive number of Windows 10 updates as part of its latest preview build for Insiders. While relatively minor annoyances in the grand scheme of things, they're annoyances nonetheless and they point to the larger issue of a user's hands being tied if a Windows Update messes things up.

It certainly looks as though Microsoft has taken notice, but whether the privacy changes planned for the Creators Update will fully address the concerns of users remains to be seen.

"The FDPIC investigations revealed that data processing in connection with Windows 10 did not conform in every respect with the data protection legislation", the agency noted.

The drawback, of course, is that you can no longer choose to exclude individual patches that may cause problems without declining the entire update - potentially leaving your system vulnerable through more serious bugs. For anyone who previously chose the soon-to-be defunct Enhanced level, they'll have the option of choosing Basic or Full when the Creator's Update is applied.

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Instead, it shows a metallic, cheetah-like Hellcat being transported in a cage labeled "warning: ferocious animal inside". However, it was mentioned that a teaser video has been released by the automaker where a horned demon baring its fangs.

The Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) has just reached the end of an investigation into Windows that started back in 2015.

"We want you to be informed about and in control of your data, which is why we're working hard on these settings and controls", Myerson said. The amount of data collected at the basic level has also been reduced. This included location data, browser and search history, keyboard inputs, and more - and all of this data was automatically sent to Microsoft without the user being made clearly aware.

This is the company's first step towards creating a toolset which gives users visibility and control over their data - with more options and data categories expected in the future.

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