MICROSOFT'S HEAD of Windows and Devices, Terry Myerson has a blog.
You DON'T read it? You really should, Microsoft tells us.
Well, we do, as the last thing we'd want to do is annoy Microsoft. Today, El Tel, in a post entitled 'Our continuing commitment to your privacy with Windows 10' talks about Microsoft's perceived continuing commitment to your privacy in Windows 10.
The announcement includes the launch of a new web-based privacy dashboard which you can use to see exactly what Microsoft wants you to know its gathering, telemetry-wise.
Telbow says: "First, today we're launching a new web-based privacy dashboard (we just said that) so you can see and control your activity data from Microsoft including location, search, browsing, and Cortana Notebook data across multiple Microsoft services.
"Second, we're introducing in Windows 10 a new privacy set up experience, simplifying Diagnostic data levels and further reducing the data collected at the Basic level. These Windows 10 changes are being introduced in a Windows Insider build soon for feedback first and will be rolled out to everyone when the Windows 10 Creators Update becomes available."
One facet is the "Diagnostic data collection" (or anonymous snooping) feature. It's been simplified. Hooray! It now has "Basic" and "Full". The previous "Enhanced" option is no more. That's much better, taking all that nasty choice away. There's no mention of "Off" either - we're working on confirming that one.
Tez then goes on to explain that there is to be a new 'set up experience' for the Creator's Update of Windows 10. It's actually live in Insider Build 15002, but you can't really get to it as you can't install that build from cold - it's only available to Insiders via upgrade from an existing build. Go figure.
The Telmeister wraps it up with a hearty: "Today, we take another step in our journey to make changes that address your feedback and help make your experience with Windows and other Microsoft products better and richer. We want you to be informed about and in control of your data, which is why we're working hard on these settings and controls. And regardless of your data collection choices, we will not use the contents of your email, chat, files, or pictures to target ads to you."
Oh really? So what are those "recommended apps" on our Start Menus then? A turd by any other name.... µ
Oh and it'll also help give aural pleasure
But it might still not be enough to make virtual reality super appealing
And a ridiculous competition
Now you can talk to your silly-looking earbuds too