We understand that navigating security is important these days, so we’ve gathered a few tips to help you protect yourself while using Windows 10.
It’s important to use encrypted connections or VPN whenever possible. Windows 10 does offer a little help when dealing with Internet Service Providers. In your Wi-Fi settings, turn on the “Use random hardware addresses” feature to make it harder for people to track your location when you connect to different Wi-Fi networks.
Go to Settings > Privacy > Location to turn off the master location switch at the top of the page. Here you can turn location service off for your user account, set a city, zip, or region for apps to deliver relevant content, specify a default location for Windows to use when a more precise location isn’t available, and erase your saved history.
Cortana uploads some of your information from your calendar, contacts, browser history, and more to make your experience more personal. Click here to find out how to turn off Cortana completely.
You can save your files to the cloud using OneDrive when using your Microsoft account, but OneDrive is an opt-in service. Don’t sign in and it won’t do anything. If you accidentally sign in, click here to shut down OneDrive completely.
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