Windows 10 Is Getting Android And iOS-Like Privacy Features With Fall Creators Update

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Slowly and steadily, Microsoft is making its users realize that Redmond isn’t deaf when it comes to acting on their privacy concerns.

Earlier this year, the company opened up about what data they collect using Windows 10. And, with the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update, they also introduced basic and full data collection levels to the users.

Now, the privacy bumps include special permission prompts for Windows 10 apps to access various components like the camera, microphone, contacts, calendar, etc. This would be the case of every new app installed after the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

In the past, this functionality was only limited to apps asking for the device’s location, for instance, in the Maps app.

Windows 10 location prompt
Permission prompt currently appearing in the Maps app.

You might have seen such permission pop-ups on your Android or iOS devices. Just like these mobile devices, Windows 10 users would be able to revert the access permissions they have allowed for an app. The option to do the same would be available through the Settings app > Privacy.

Moreover, Microsoft would offer detailed privacy statement during the Windows installation process, giving the users a better idea of what data of theirs will be sucked by Windows.

The Fall Creators Update is scheduled for a release on October 7, 2017.

What are your views about Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? Drop your thoughts in the comments.

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Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]

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