Head for the hills, folks! Another privacy controversy has hit Microsoft, after it was discovered that Windows 10 continues to send data to the cloud even when you have the switch off. What a way to wrap a year where Redmond rolled out a dedicated Privacy Dashboard for users. At the same time, things are so convoluted...

End of the line, shorty! Microsoft is all set to retire Old Skype for Windows 10 versions and has asked users to upgrade or lose their Skype conversations. The cutoff date? May 25. Apparently, the company has started emailing users about this change, requesting them to make the move to the most recent version of the...

A new preview version of Windows 10 went live today, build 17115. And although it brings nothing major in terms of new features, Microsoft has introduced new privacy settings for the OS. The company actually highlighted a new section that is dedicated to user privacy. Emphasized its importance. These changes to...

Well, not exactly countless, but over 460 HP laptops are affected. The company is rolling out a fix for its touchpad driver, which has been found to contain a keylogger by a security expert. A situation not unlike the keylogger that was found in the audio driver recently. According to security researcher Michael Myng,...

Basically, we didn’t do anything! HP was quick to respond to the allegations that surface earlier this week about a driver that was automatically deployed on PCs via Windows Update. It not only slowed down computers, but also collected user data without what people claimed was their consent. However, in a statement...

Spy much? HP has become the newest big name to be dragged into a spying scandal, as a driver recently snuck through Windows Update and was installed on a number of Windows PCs. The spyware is said to be collecting data without consent. Worth a mention that these are claims that are not exactly proven just yet, but...

Windows 10 has come into the spotlight once again, as a Dutch privacy watchdog that goes by the name of Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens has accused Microsoft of violating user privacy. The software titan, for its part, has quickly responded to these allegations, denying most of them. Basically, the Dutch Data Protection...

Just like the Creators Update before it, the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 brings with it notable improvements to privacy, which Microsoft has now very elaborately detailed. As highlighted, there are a couple of different big additions here. The first of these is during the system setup process, where users will...

Privacy conscious? Want to disable ad tracking? Then read on. Windows 10 uses the advertising ID feature that gathers data from your app usage to serve relevant and more interesting ads. Instead of, you know, regular, run of the mill ones. However, if you would rather stop this process, then Microsoft has added in...

Location service is one of the best features in Windows 10, at least for those who spend their life on the move. But it’s not for everyone, particularly those that are conscious of their privacy. If you’re the type, then you may want to turn off the location service in the operating system. When on, Windows, apps, and...