Windows Fall Creators Update will shake up privacy settings

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After initial public outcry over lack of privacy features in Windows 10, the Redmond software maker has been trying to offer better security and privacy controls in its desktop operating system.

Again, If its works, let us know here - if it doesn't submit another Feedback item using the same steps as above. Windows 10 users may read it before they accept it and proceed with the installation. This is already in effect for when an app requests your location, but the Fall Creators Update will add prompts for when an app wants to access your camera, microphone, contacts, calendar, and more.

You can rest assured that the company is looking into what is causing these issues and we will have an update soon.

Microsoft does not guarantee that top suggestions will be implemented. In other words, if you're still experiencing the issue, go grab a cup of coffee.

We can't speak to how Microsoft feels about these changes internally, but they haven't been positive from where we sit. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, among other features and improvements, is also bringing more privacy controls.

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Two factor Authentication: We are excited to announce that we've introduced a two factor authentication unlock mechanism for Windows 10 Mobile. It also led me to discover an online poll at ONmsft.com. Second, as you set up a new device, the Learn More page on the privacy settings screen enables you to jump to specific settings for location, speech recognition, diagnostics, tailored experiences, and ads while you choose your privacy settings.

Industry-wide, the pressure is on to prevent data breaches. Application restrictions can be configured by either the ApplicationManagement CSP or AppLocker CSP.

For those not running the Insider test builds, the patches will arrive in October when the new Creators Update hits general availability.

Microsoft is continuing to try to fine-tune the privacy settings with Windows 10 with a few new additional options that will be part of the Fall Creators Update. That said, if MS delivers the promised fixes, this will no doubt be just a temporary pothole on the road to the Fall Creators Update release next month.

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