Privacy is a hot topic in today’s connected world. This is true especially when it comes to usertracking on the Internet, but also tracking built-in to operating systems such as Windows 10 or Android, or programs such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.Windows 10 has probably been the operating system that Microsoft has been attacked the most for from privacy advocates and concerned users in regards to privacy and data collection.Probably the biggest factors for this are changes made to Telemetry collecting on the operating system, a lack of transparency when it comes to the collecting of data, and a lack of distinction between data that Microsoft collects, and data that is required by services or applications for functionality.Questions about which data is collected when Windows 10 is used, why it is collected, where it is stored, and how it is used or shared, are not answered to the satisfaction of privacy advocates or users who are concerned about privacy.The Complete Windows 10 Privacy Guide answers these questions. It explains which data Microsoft collects and why it collects the data. It lists privacy settings exposed in the Windows UI, and provides the most complete list of Group Policy and Registry settings related to privacy as well for access to features that are not exposed in Settings.The guide explains privacy settings during setup, comes with a 5-minute quick guide to apply the most important settings directly, and in-depth explanations of privacy settings of the Windows 10 operating system.The Complete Windows 10 Privacy Guide helps Home users and system administrators who deploy Windows 10 in larger scale. "Privacy has never been an easy topic and Windows privacy draws attacks from all sides. That's why it's more important now than ever to understand exactly what Windows does with your information - and what you can do to reduce the snooping, while keeping the features that you really want. Brinkmann's book is a watershed event in documenting Windows privacy settings, with in-depth information you won't find anywhere else." (Woody Leonhard, Infoworld / Ask Woody)."The book contains the most complete Registry entries and group policy collection about Windows 10 privacy I've seen so far ..." (Günter Born, Windows book author)
Author: Martin Brinkmann
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