Windows 10 Tutorials 11 – Privacy Settings

Welcome to our Windows 10 tutorial series.

We will be spending time walking you through the ins and outs of Windows 10.

Today we will be focusing on how to manage privacy settings in Windows 10.

The Privacy tab in the Settings panel allows you to manage your confidentiality and secrecy when you are carrying out everyday tasks on your PC or device.

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Privacy settings in Windows 10

Windows 10 supports privacy — but not by default.

By default, almost everything you do on your PC is recorded in some way.

But you can configure privacy options for everything from apps to webcam and microphone. Many of these options in this screen are currently the same as they were in Windows 8.1. However, they will probably be refined and expanded upon in future builds and the final version of Windows 10.

And most are self-explanatory and come with detailed descriptions.

They allow you to change privacy options for applications and configure whether these Modern UI programs can use your camera or microphone, learn your location, or even your name.

Tapping or clicking on each one provides access to more configuration options.

Metro apps that require access to various components like location, webcam and microphone are all listed when you tap or click the respective panels. With universal sliders that allow or disallow them, as well as the ability to turn access for individual apps on or off.

You can also manage your Microsoft advertising and other personalization info from this panel.

And read up on Microsoft’s latest Privacy statement.

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