In this PC World article “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will add helpful privacy setting tweaks,” senior editor Brad Chacos notes that:
Privacy concerns have plagued Windows 10 since its launch. It’s no surprise: The operating system is designed to ensnare you in Microsoft’s services, and you can’t stop it from sending Microsoft basic telemetry data about your device. But Microsoft has been working hard to assuage the concerns, and on Wednesday it announced enhanced privacy settings coming in October’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
While such disclosure by Microsoft may well be a step forward, any new privacy agreement is hardly something that “mere mortals” will likely parse and ponder. But any settings that can limit data collection or the degree of such collection might be worth the effort and time investigating.
How companies collect, store, and share personal information via the purchase and use of their products and services is concerning. Even when such items are “free.”