Posts under Privacy tag.

How to use the new Microsoft web-based Privacy Dashboard

Microsoft has made some changes to how it collects personal data of users, and how users manage what the company collects. It’s a whole new web-based Privacy Dashboard that works and probably works better than what was available before. For […]

Disable NVIDIA Telemetry on Windows PC and stop tracking

Recently, Nvidia’s behavioral change in handling user’s data has caused concerns amongst Windows users. It was found that the graphics card maker’s latest driver package was installing unwanted telemetry elements. Telemetry, in layman’s terms, means monitoring data, a process of […]

How to see and delete the Contacts you have shared with Facebook

How to see and delete the Contacts you have shared with Facebook

Facebook is getting smarter in the way it interacts with people. You might have noticed the “People you may know” feature wherein Facebook suggests some random persons across the globe whom you may know directly or indirectly. You might as well wonder […]

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Protect your privacy on Windows 10 with ShutUp10

Some users are not particularly happy with Windows 10 due to privacy concerns, and this probably won’t change anytime soon. Not everyone knows how to keep Windows 10’s privacy issues under control, and as such, this is where a freeware […]

How to let apps use your trusted devices in Windows 10

How to let apps use Trusted Devices in Windows 10

Microsoft has included an option in Settings app for Windows 10 to allow the apps on your PC to use your Trusted Devices. In this context, any device that you frequently connect to your system can be marked down as a […]

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How to clear or delete your Amazon Browsing History quickly

Ever wondered why Amazon always has a list of best-recommended products for you on their home page? It is because Amazon tracks your browsing history by default. Every product you check or buy is automatically saved in your browsing history. […]

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Manage Windows 10 Telemetry and Data Collection settings

What is Telemetry in Windows? How can we configure and turn off or disable Windows 10 Telemetry & Data Collection for the entire system or for individual components on Windows 10, on your personal computer, or your organization or enterprise, to maintain […]

Find out what Google knows about you

Google search engine has been the most sought after tool in the world, in fact for many, the Internet is synonymous with Google. That being said, lately there have been concerns about the privacy and the way personal data is […]

Security threats in Smart Devices and Privacy Issues

A while back, an issue had come up with Samsung Smart TVs – that they collect whatever you speak in front of them and send the recording to some third party. This is done in the name of research so […]

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How to disable Feedback in Windows 10

To give users a better user experience, Microsoft from time to time, collects feedback & telemetry data from Windows 10 computers. While such feedback helps Microsoft make the operating system better, some users may want to turn off or disable […]

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Your location is currently in use in Windows 10

The Location Tracking service in Windows 10, will tell the apps where your location is and you may or may not want this happening. When any app uses the Location settings to identify your location, you will see a round […]

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Stop Windows 10 from Getting To Know You

Windows 10 offers a feature that lets the operating system and Cortana, get to know and recognize your voice and writing, so that it can make better suggestions to you. It does so by collecting information like handwriting patterns, speech […]

Is your Email private? Take these Email Leak Tests

If you think that your emails from your private accounts are actually private, you are sadly mistaken. Just because the emails are not publicly displayed, we assume them to be private. Needless to say that emails are an indispensable part […]

Privacy Settings in Edge browser on Windows 10

Microsoft Edge is the default web browser that comes with Windows 10 out of the box. After Internet Explorer, Microsoft now appears to be pretty bullish about this browser and claims it to be clean, lightweight, fast and responsive. In […]

AntiSpy: Control what Windows 10 knows about you

Windows 10 is one of the most intelligent operating systems ever made, but this intelligence comes only with the huge amounts of data collected from your computer. This collected data makes services like ‘Cortana’ work efficiently on your computer and […]

Manage and personalize ad preferences in Microsoft products

Advertisements are used by almost every companies that provide free services – be it search, apps or storage. And this is natural, because how else can one expect to provide you with free products or services!? Since the free services […]