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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 […]

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Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows 10

Safer Networking, the developers of Spybot have released a new tool fro Windows 10, called Spybot Anti-Beacon, that allows Windows 10 users to immunize their computers and changes settings so that Windows 10 phones home less. Concerns have been raised […]

Use Google Privacy Settings Wizard to harden your settings

There are many speculations regarding the privacy policies of the search giant. To counter these, Google has released a Google Privacy Settings Wizard that will help you assess your current settings and allows you to make changes wherever possible. Google […]

Change Windows 10 Privacy Settings and protect your privacy

Windows 10 come with many welcome changes, including a new Settings app. One of the best changes includes the Privacy Settings which give a privacy control to users. Microsoft has said that Windows 10 data collection cannot be stopped. So how […]

How to protect yourself from NSA spying & snooping

Ever since it has been made public that the US National Security Agency has a surveillance program named NSA Prism, that is checking out data packets moving into and outside of USA, the security and privacy concerns have increased not […]

AVG Crumble Behavior Tracking Blocker Chrome Extension

People searching ways to avoid being tracked, can try latest offering from AVG – AVG Crumble. AVG’s new Chrome extension puts a stop to online cookie tracking and allows you to “surf without surveillance”. The browser extension is developed by […]