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Microsoft To Retire Old Skype Windows 10 Versions

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

Windows 10 Gets New Privacy Settings

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

Preinstalled Keylogger Found On Countless HP Laptops

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

HP Says Its Windows Spyware Collects Data With User Consent

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

Did Microsoft Help HP Install Malware On Windows PCs?

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

Dutch Privacy Watchdog Accuses Microsoft

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

New Privacy Features In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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

How To Disable Ad Tracking In Windows 10

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

How To Turn Off Location Service In Windows 10

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

How To Prevent Apps From Using Your Microphone In Windows 10

The microphone is becoming more and more important in Windows 10, and is now being used not just for communication and dictation, but also by Cortana and other apps and services. Sure, it’s not for everyone, talking