We are less than three months away from the release of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update codenamed ‘Redstone 4’ and Microsoft is making even more changes to the Privacy Settings in the operating system. Privacy settings are now more straightforward, and Microsoft is also adding new controls that would enhance the experience.
Microsoft earlier today released Windows 10 Build 17093 with many changes, including new Privacy improvements. Today’s update gives a significant boost to privacy options in Windows 10 operating system, once again confirming that users privacy is Microsoft’s priority.
Windows 10 Spring Creators Update will be a step towards the privacy improvements, the Settings app will be revamped and it’s now easier to interact with the new controls. The new Privacy Settings is well organized with proper categories. It also includes a better layout to see the words the keyboard has collected from you, it’s a well-known fact that keyboard collects data to improve the accuracy and the data can be finally removed with just one tap in the Speech, Inking & Typing section.
While the previous preview release added a Diagnostic Data viewer, this new build finally allows users to remove the diagnostic data collected by Microsoft with just one tap. Just in case you’re wondering, the data is collected with users permission and it is supposed to improve the overall experience of the platform.
“With our commitment to transparency and control, users can now delete the Windows Diagnostic Data that Microsoft has collected from your device. In Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & feedback, you will find a delete button that deletes the Windows diagnostic data associated with your device,” Microsoft explained.
Windows 10 Redstone 4 focuses on security, privacy and performance of the operating system. These features are still in development and it will be released to the general public with the Spring Creators Update by April 2018.