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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Protect Your Privacy From Microsoft


One of the most point in articles that have been published against Microsoft is that, they are using Windows 10 to get private information about the OS's user thereby not giving any thought to their Privacy. While our thought on this issue is not in support of this point, we are here going to give you 5 way by which you can set up Windows 10 so that it will not send your private or information on how you use Windows 10 and it's features to Microsoft.




FIRST WAY: Disable OneDrive
If you are seeking to prevent Microsoft from getting information about you, then why use OneDrive (Microsoft own cloud storage service where you can synchronize your file to). So to disable OneDrive, do the following:
  1. Press (Windows key) + R to open the Run box.

  2. In the Run dialog box, type gpedit.msc and click the OK button to open the Local Group Policy Editor.

  3. In the Local Group Policy Editor, in the folder list under Local Computer Policy, navigate the folders to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > and click on OneDrive.

  4. On the OneDrive screen, under Setting, click Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage.

  5. In the Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage dialog box, select the Enabled radio button and then click the OK button. 
Please read this: Is Microsoft Realy Spying On You With Windows 10?

SECOND WAY: Disable Getting To Know Me
Getting to know me is a feature that enables Microsoft to collects and uses data about your speech, inking (i.e. handwriting), and typing on Windows devices so as to help improve and personalize their ability to correctly recognize your input especially if you are using voice recognition. And since you are seeking for ways to protect your privacy from Microsoft, turning off this feature is a big plus.

By default, this feature is turned off, but if you have mistakenly turned it on and do not know how to turn it off, do the following:
  1. Open the Settings app of Windows 10.

  2. Select Privacy from the first options in the Settings screen.

  3. In the left navigation select Speech, inking & typing.

  4. Then click on Stop getting to know me.

  5. Finally, click on Turn off in the small box that will pop-up.
Please read this: Is Microsoft Realy Spying On You With Windows 10?

THIRD WAY: Turn Off Feedback & diagnostic
  1. Open the Settings app of Windows 10.

  2. Select Privacy from the first options in the Settings screen.

  3. In the left navigation select Feedback & diagnostic.

  4. Finally, change the Feedback frequency option to Never.
Please read this: Is Microsoft Realy Spying On You With Windows 10?

FOURTH WAY: Disable Cortana

  1. Open Cortana by clicking on the search bar/icon next to the Windows 10 Start Button.

  2. Click the Notebook icon in its left-hand options pane.

  3. Next select Settings from the list. A bunch of options will appear. You’ll want to slide “Cortana can give you suggestions, ideas, reminders, alerts and more” to off, which disables the assistant on the PC and removes all locally stored data she knows about you.

But you’re not necessarily done yet.

Because Cortana’s brains are based in the cloud, you’ll likely want to wipe your data from Microsoft’s servers as well. To do so, click the “Manage what Cortana knows about me in the cloud” link. Your primary browser will open to your personalization settings page in Bing. You’ll want to press the Clear buttons in the “Clear personal info” and “Other Cortana data and personalized speech, inking and typing” sections. If you initially allowed Cortana access to your location info, consider following the link to Bing Maps to wipe that, as well.

FIFTH WAY: Remove Your Microsoft Account
  1. Open the Settings app of Windows 10.

  2. Select Accounts from the first options in the Settings screen.

  3. In the left navigation select Your Info.

  4.  Next click on Sign in with a local account instead.

Other measures you can take.
  1. Do not visit Microsoft Store because your image might/will be captured by their security camera.
  2. Do not call Microsoft Customer/Support Service because your conversation might/will be recorded.

The summary of how you can protect your privacy from Microsoft is to stop using any service they offer.

Please read this: Is Microsoft Realy Spying On You With Windows 10? 
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