Microsoft details Windows 10 Fall Creators Update privacy enhancements

James Marshall
September 14, 2017

The stutter, or unexpected choppiness in frame rates, appear to be affecting games and in some cases general PC use as well.

"On Build 16288, you will notice that the watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop has disappeared".

The pending update will also introduce per-app permissions for apps installed through the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft does not guarantee that top suggestions will be implemented. In practice, it means an entire class of hardware issues no longer get picked up or resolved due to changes in testing procedure. So we will have more builds to release to Windows Insiders between now and then. Go figure: with Fall Creators Update now scheduled for October 17, you'd think things would be fairly solid. Soon you'll be given more information about how the company gathers data and offered more control over the information that apps can access.

Two factor Authentication: We are excited to announce that we've introduced a two factor authentication unlock mechanism for Windows 10 Mobile.

Let me be clear: It is generally a bad idea to turn off security updates.

Applications that access location data already have to obtain user permission on an invidual basis. If you want to test it out and you're not an Insider yet you can find instructions on joining the Windows 10 Insider Program here: https://insider.windows.com/en-us/how-to-pc/.

Input improvements. Microsoft fixed numerous issues with the IME. "Application restrictions can be configured by either the ApplicationManagement CSP or AppLocker CSP", the company said. Microsoft also made improvements to AppLocker and VPN. "We have a fix in the Windows Insider build that flighted to the "Fast" ring this week (build 16273 and above)". "Second, as you set up a new device, the Learn More page on the privacy settings screen enables you to jump to specific settings for location, speech recognition, diagnostics, tailored experiences, and ads while you choose your privacy settings".

Finally, enterprises will be able to limit the amount of data to the minimum required to power Windows Analytics, which gives insights into how Windows 10 is used in a business.

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