See what Microsoft knows about you

Microsoft has launched an online dashboard which allows users to see and control their activity data.

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Going forward, users will be able to have a look at the history of where they have been (location), search history and browsing history. You will also be able to see where your Microsoft account has been used.

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This is Microsoft’s first step towards giving users visibility and control over their data – with more options and data categories expected in the future.

To access the privacy dashboard and view your history, visit your account’s privacy overview.

Below is a breakdown of the privacy dashboard categories:

  • Browse: Turning browsing history on in Cortana means your Microsoft Edge browser history is sent to Microsoft.
  • Search: Your Bing and Cortana search history is listed.
  • Location: Various location activity is stored, as well as the last known location of your Windows devices.
  • Cortana’s Notebook: If you allow Cortana to log your interests, preferences, and recommendations, that information is stored.

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Microsoft plans to simplify its privacy settings in the Windows 10 Creators Update, offering only Basic and Full diagnostic options – while still allowing users to turn off settings such as location tracking and advertising.

Source: MyBroadband

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