Windows 10 Sends Your Activity History to Microsoft, Even if You Tell

  1. hello10's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
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    Windows 10 Sends Your Activity History to Microsoft, Even if You Tell


    'Windows 10 collects an “Activity History” of applications you launch on your PC and sends it to Microsoft. Even if you disable or clear this, Microsoft’s Privacy Dashboard still shows an “Activity History” of applications you’ve launched on your PCs.'
    Source: Windows 10 Sends Your Activity History to Microsoft, Even if You Tell It Not To

    If you're paranoid, just block all MS telemetry, diagnostics, and feedback using host file or other 3rd-party Internet-access-blocking software.
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    Windows 10 Pro 20H2
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    I use Ashampoo Winoptimizer 16, and it has a privacy module that lets choose what to block. I shut off most everything that Microsoft tries to collect from me. They also give the user recommendations for privacy settings.
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    hello10 said:
    'Windows 10 collects an “Activity History” of applications you launch on your PC and sends it to Microsoft. Even if you disable or clear this, Microsoft’s Privacy Dashboard still shows an “Activity History” of applications you’ve launched on your PCs.'
    Source: Windows 10 Sends Your Activity History to Microsoft, Even if You Tell It Not To

    If you're paranoid, just block all MS telemetry, diagnostics, and feedback using host file or other 3rd-party Internet-access-blocking software.
    The How-To Geek explained this by pointing out that the 'Diagnostics & feedback' was set to Full at the time. Microsoft make it quite clear that this setting will send all that info. Just set it to Basic.

    How-To Geek said:
    ...there’s a simple explanation: Microsoft also collects a history of applications you launch through Windows 10’s diagnostics...
    ...Windows 10’s default diagnostic setting, “Full,” says it sends “info about websites you browse and how you use apps and features,” so this data may just be sent to Microsoft through Windows 10’s normal telemetry....
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