A. As more data breaches result in more of our personal information being leaked or stolen from the various websites we use, data privacy is becoming a growing concern for everyday computer users.
Your information and habits are the currencies used to pay for many services that you get for free or at a reduced cost. But as security breaches rise, more people are rethinking whether they want to pay that cost. And that means more users are looking to exercise increased control over that information across the web.
In response, some tech firms are looking into ways that they can offer you more control over the delicate exchange of data for goods and services.
In past Ask @WinObs articles here on Windows Secrets, I have also written extensively about the new privacy controls Microsoft has introduced with Windows 10. These controls, which have been updated in each subsequent feature update that has been released over the last two and a half years, give you access to view an delete information that is used by Microsoft.
That Microsoft Privacy Dashboard has become quite extensive over the course of the last 11 months since it was introduced by Microsoft. That is also where the new Windows Timeline feature, which is going to be tested in Windows 10 Redstone 4, will get its information.