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Microsoft is testing the next major Windows 10 release with the Windows Insiders and the features available to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring will eventually make its way to the public with Windows 10 Redstone 4 update in April. Windows 10 version 1803 (Redstone) is bringing a couple of privacy tools to the operating system and they will become for everyone in April.

As first spotted by ZDNet, Windows 10 is getting more privacy improvements and they are available in the latest Windows 10 Redstone 4 preview builds. As we noted above, the new Privacy Tools has been released to the Fast ring Insiders and it provides a closer look into how Microsoft is going to implement them.

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Microsoft testing a new Diagnostic data viewer in Windows 10, allowing the users to view, control and delete the data. Windows Insiders can find the Diagnostic data viewer button in Feedback Hub Settings which would also include various options such as the ability to delete diagnostic data. The features are still placeholders, but they should function before the Redstone 4 public release.

We recently reported about a new feature in Windows 10 Redstone 4 update that will let you control and limit app access to photo, video, and document libraries stored on your computer’s system. In other words, Microsoft will allow you to block certain applications from accessing the system folders, though the feature is currently limited to the apps downloaded from the Microsoft Store.

“If you allow access, people using this device will be able to choose if their apps have videos library access by using the setting on this page. Denying access blocks Windows and apps from accessing the videos library,” Microsoft describes the feature in the Settings app.

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