Question about using Edgeium


  1. Posts : 1,155
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    Question about using Edgeium


    I've downloaded the Stable version of Edgeium and have to admit, I'm really starting to like it -- unlike the Old Edge.

    I'd like to consider using it to replace Opera -- as I'm running into problems with that -- but I don't want my browsing tracked and I don't want my browser activity reported to Microsoft.

    So, it this a legitimate concern -- are am I just being paranoid?

    Also, if it is legitimate, is there any way to disable the tracking and/or reporting?
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    One major feature thats not complete yet which is stopping me recommending it to friends, is that the syncing isnt complete yet. Otherwise I've had very few problems with it.
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    swarfega said:
    One major feature thats not complete yet which is stopping me recommending it to friends, is that the syncing isnt complete yet. Otherwise I've had very few problems with it.
    I appreciate your feedback, as it mirrors mine, but I'm really concerned about the tracking and reporting -- if, in fact, that is being done.
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  4. Edwin's Avatar
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    Turn all that stuff off...

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    Mark Phelps said:
    I appreciate your feedback, as it mirrors mine, but I'm really concerned about the tracking and reporting -- if, in fact, that is being done.
    Start by switching these off in Settings
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  6. swarfega's Avatar
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    What aspect of the telemetry are you concerned with?
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  7. Posts : 1,155
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    Thanks @Edwin and @mrgeek -- I have those settings disabled now.
    @swarfega: I'm not concerned about sites tracking ME; I'm concerned about MS tracking (1) the sites I visit, and (2) the account and other information I provide each site. I avoid "the cloud" because I do not want any of my account info floating around, so I also don't want any of it being sent to MS.
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    Hi Mark,

    You may be interested in this thread: Is this the telemetry data? In my #2 post you can go to the source page of the quote I used, it's: Diagnostic Data Viewer Overview and D/L the Diagnostic Data Viewer and see what your machine is sending to Microsoft.

    There's three different views you can see by clicking the icons in the left panel, the first; diagnostic view is a bit dense but I find the next two, problem reports and 'about' informative.
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    Thanks for this. I downloaded and installed it. When I ran it, it complained about the Connected User experiences and Telemetry service being disabled. So does that mean I am NOT sending anything to MS after all?

    Anak said:
    Hi Mark,

    You may be interested in this thread: Is this the telemetry data? In my #2 post you can go to the source page of the quote I used, it's: Diagnostic Data Viewer Overview and D/L the Diagnostic Data Viewer and see what your machine is sending to Microsoft.

    There's three different views you can see by clicking the icons in the left panel, the first; diagnostic view is a bit dense but I find the next two, problem reports and 'about' informative.
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  10. Anak's Avatar
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    10 Home 64-bit | v2004 | Build - 19041.685 - See other Info below
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    You're welcome Mark,
    I would say yes but to be on the safe side I'd use the Run app (win key + R) then type in services.msc and click OK, once there scroll down and look for Connected User Experiences and Telemetry and double left click on it to open its properties window.

    • Go to startup type and click on the down arrow then choose disabled.

    • Then go to service status and click on the stop button.

    • Click on apply and OK your way out.

    I'd check the service once in a while to make sure it isn't mysteriously restarted especially after installing any windows updates.

    Related:
    Shawn's tutorial doesn't mention disabling the service but that way you're sure: Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10

    This one from Major Geeks does: How to Disable Connected User Experiences and Telemetry

    Don't forget to check the related tutorials at the bottom of Shawn's tutorial it does give a link to deleting diagnostic data.
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