Proper per app permissions arriving to Windows 10
Subject: General Tech | September 14, 2017 - 02:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: microsoft, windows 10, security
The new Creators Update for Windows 10 just received a noteworthy upgrade. Installed applications will now need your agreement to collect and transmit metadata such as your location and other information. Many of the concerns raised by Windows 10 users focused on the current configuration which defaults to apps being allowed permission to track and send information; it can be turned off by a user but only after the fact. Now applications will be installed with telemetry disabled by default unless a user agrees to the collection of information during the installation. There are cases in which it is beneficial to send your usage information, especially Windows error reports, but that was no excuse to enable that ability across the board. The Inquirer also mentions that the Enterprise version will offer greater control and limit the OS to local notifications of serious issues or updates.
"Starting with the new Creators Update, you will be required to explicitly give permission for each piece of access and there's even a full privacy statement to wallow through (or more likely ignore, make tea) during install."
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