Windows 10 is an excellent operating system but has always been surrounded by controversy due to the large amount of data it collects from its users. Whether or not you’re aware of it, your location, browsing history and everything you say to Cortana is stored on the Microsoft cloud.
Your PC’s privacy and security are important issues that should not be taken lightly. As much as Microsoft claims that it only collects your data to improve your Windows experience, you could have serious issues if your information falls into the wrong hands.
To solve this problem, in today’s article, we’re going to teach you how to clear your full Windows 10 activity history. That way, anything you do on your PC will stay between you and your computer. We hope you find it helpful!
What kind of information does Microsoft collect about my Windows 10 activity?
Like many people, you may be unaware of the fact that Windows 10 spies on everything you do whenever you’re on your computer.
All of that data is carefully stored in your activity history and sent for analysis to Microsoft so the folks in Redmond can improve the OS and tailor the content to your tastes. But what kind of data does Windows collect, exactly?
Microsoft stores the following data on its cloud servers:
- How you use Windows 10 through the Timeline feature.
- Your location via the Windows 10 geolocation service.
- Your browsing history based on your use of Microsoft Edge.
- Your Cortana voice commands.
- Your Bing search history.
- Any movies or TV series you watch using a Microsoft app or service.
- The performance and activities of any Microsoft product you use.
- All of your LinkedIn account activity.
After reading this, you might think we’re exaggerating, but you can view your full activity history by visiting your Microsoft account.
Simply log into your Microsoft account by clicking here and select the “Privacy” option. In the new window, you’ll see an explanation of all the data that the Redmond-based company collects.