How to check everything Microsoft knows about you and shut down tracking

Few apps or services do not require you to sign in or create an account. There are usually several options, such as signing in using your Google, Facebook, or Microsoft credentials.

However, the more details you use on different sites, the more information your company collects. Ultimately, Facebook or Microsoft will compile the data into its own neat bundle and use it to serve personalized advertising.

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What is a Microsoft account?

Like Facebook and Twitter, you can use your Microsoft account to access online products such as Office 365, Microsoft Teams, and Xbox gaming services. It is also a core component for accessing the features of the Windows operating system.

For example, without a Microsoft account, you will not be able to register your license key or, in some cases, renew your computer. When integrated with other websites, you can use Microsoft credentials to create an account or easily log in to the service.

Display data

If you’ve been using a Microsoft account for some time, you probably know a fair amount of data. This includes everything from Bing and Cortana searches to Microsoft Edge browsing and service activities.

You can see your data through Privacy dashboard Controls how Microsoft handles it in the future. For example, you can use the dashboard to clear your search history, see your location data, change your ad settings, and edit your marketing settings.

Turn off data collection

The best way to limit the data your company can collect is to use privacy settings to limit your reach.

Microsoft uses search and purchase history to serve personalized advertising.To turn this off in the privacy dashboard, scroll to the bottom and click Check ad settings..Then switch the horizontal slider View ads you are interested in Move to the left to disable it.

  • Access diagnostics from other apps

Unless turned off, Microsoft collects diagnostic data from the apps you use “to improve your product and make it work better.”

To delete the data, scroll down Apps and services Dashboard View app access details Shows recent app activity.Then click Clear history for all apps and services Delete.

Your location may be important for your app or service to function properly. But you don’t want Microsoft to know where you are all the time.

By scrolling the dashboard, Location activity.. Click on it to see all the places Microsoft has tracked Clear position historyafter that clear Delete the data.

If Microsoft Bing is your preferred search engine, you can remove data from your privacy dashboard. Microsoft explains that it collects information about the sites that users visit to personalize their experience.Click to stop tracking activity Browsing history Delete the data.

You can also manage the data that Microsoft collects through the Windows operating system.Right click to do this start Click the button and click setting,Click privacy..

select Universal From the left panel.under Change privacy optionsSwitch to the lower left You can use your ad ID in your app to make your ad more interesting based on your app’s activity... This prevents your app from using your identity to serve targeted ads. Check out the other options and make the necessary changes.

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