There has been a lot of confusion regarding what Windows 10 is and is not doing to your computer after you download it. If you believe all of the hype, then Windows 10 is making a copy of all of your information and squirreling it away at Microsoft. Well, that’s just not true. There has been no hard evidence found that the operating system is stealing your information.
Now, does it need some of your information to operate correctly? Yes. Can you control what information you share with Microsoft? Yes. There are privacy options that allow you to filter what information you share with Microsoft and what information you keep to yourself.
Another level of data protection is to use privacy tools that are readily available on the Internet. A word of caution, look closely at the tool that you choose. Some have been known to download malware to your computer, in addition to the privacy program. The emphasis is to thoroughly review what you download to check for hidden extras that come with the program files.
So what are some specific steps that you can take?
The level of information you share with Microsoft is in your control. There are many options available to you.
Call (518) 459-6712 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org discuss your privacy concerns. PNJ Technology Partners is here to handle all of your information technology needs at a flat-rate monthly fee. We keep you operating efficiently while combating threats that come your way.