More Transparency As Microsoft Introduces New Privacy Tools

Microsoft is keeping things above board on how much data or information systems bounce back with a new diagnostic tool downloadable by anyone to monitor.  The Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer provides transparency to all the diagnostic data received from any Windows device, separate from Microsoft Privacy Dashboard, the tool allows you to see, search, and take action with your diagnostic data.

Among the data that can be checked are like Operating System’s name, the Version, Device ID, Device Class, Diagnostic level selection, Device Connectivity and Configuration such as device properties and capabilities, preferences and settings, peripherals, and device network information. Product and Service Performance data that show device health, performance and reliability data, movie consumption functionality on the device and device file queries. Product and Service Usage data includes details about the usage of the device, operating system, applications, and services. Software Setup and Inventory such as installed applications and install history, device update information.

Microsoft has also updated the 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 Microsoft account. Coming soon users can view and manage media consumption data, as well as product and service activity on the Activity History page.


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