Microsoft addresses Windows 10 privacy issues with Diagnostic Data Viewer

Microsoft also said that some data includes details of your media consumption and file search activities, although it stressed this is "not intended" to directly capture user viewing habits.

France had earlier ordered the tech giant to stop tracking Windows 10 users and the European Union (EU) had also voiced its concerns while Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) also pulled up the company over its data collection.

In a blog post today, Microsoft that it will be rolling out "Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer" with the April feature update. These new privacy features include "Windows Diagnostic Data viewer" that allows you to see, search, and take action with your diagnostic data. It as well allows users to provide feedback on the viewer. The app separates diagnostic data into categories based on the way Microsoft uses the information. Users will be able to view information on their devices and their configurations, including connected peripherals, settings and the network information pertaining to a given device.

"It's important to note that this functionality is not meant to capture user viewing or, listening habits", Microsoft said.

Diagnostic Data Viewer shows exact details on data shared with the company
Diagnostic Data Viewer shows exact details on data shared with the company

Common Data, like the Operating System's name, the Version, Device ID, Device Class, Diagnostic level selection and so on.

Windows 10 S is Microsoft's streamlined version of the operating system (OS) that only allows apps to be installed from its Microsoft Store, whereas Windows 10 (Pro) regularly allows you to install programs you want from any source.

We've updated the Microsoft Privacy Dashboard with a new Activity History page which provides a clear and easy to navigate way to see the data that is saved with your Microsoft account. Additionally, users will be able to export their dashboard data and delete specific items. The new release includes improvements to the Windows Timeline, font settings and hotkey. The Diagnostic Data Viewer lets users inspect this data at a granular level with various filters and tools to dig in deep.

Windows Insiders on the Fast ring are getting a sneek peak at some features destined for the next big Windows Update in Build 17083. The new Diagnostic Data Viewer is certainly a step forward, and it will be coming to all Windows 10 users sometime in March or April when the company releases Windows 10 Redstone 4. Once the app is launched, users can drill down into the data by selecting a "diagnostic event" from the left column and browsing the list of data collected.

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