Starting with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update during the setup process users will now have direct access to the Privacy Statement. Although most people never read the entire statement anyway, on this new update you’ll find a “learn more” section to better understand how Windows 10 handles location, speech recognition, diagnostics, tailored experiences, and ads without having to go through the complete statement. In addition, going forward, apps you install from the Windows Store will pop a dialog if they need access to the camera, microphone, contacts, calendar, and other information just like in mobile devices (e.g., Android and iPhone). However, the dialog will only appear for new apps and after the new version of Windows 10 is installed. Unfortunately, you can’t completely block Windows 10 (unless you disconnect your device from the internet) to send data to Microsoft, but it’s good to hear that the company is improving and becoming more transparent about the information it collects. These privacy settings changes are just some of the best features you’ll find on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Microsoft is expected to bring the new changes to testers in upcoming Windows Insider Preview builds before the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update releases on October 17, 2017. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.