- With that said there’s something you should be aware of: Windows 10 is also spying on nearly everything you do. See: Microsoft’s privacy statement.
Solution To Limit What Microsoft Automatically OPTs YOU InTo By Default.
- Open Settings and click on Privacy. You will find 13 different screens to go through, and you’ll want to disable anything that seems worrying. Most of the important settings can be found on the General tab, though other tabs are important as well. For example, you’ll definitely want to adjust what types of data each app on your system can access.
- Next, You should consider dumping Cortana. It's the voice-driven assistant and is easily one of the best new features in Windows 10, but it also freely shares your data. As a result, many (most) users will find that the benefits do not outweigh the risks.
- This tip is one that most users should by all means do...but will likely forgo. Remove your Microsoft account from Windows 10 completely and create a local account instead. This way, Microsoft doesn’t grab hold of all your data to sync it across machines. To some that’s a great and useful feature, but if you aren't using it...stop it...No Need To Put Your Data At Risk.