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  • How to view and protect the privacy of your MS account

    Posted on October 28th, 2019 at 01:15 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge


    By Lance Whitney

    Microsoft accounts are used to sign in to Windows, access Office 365 and other services, purchase Microsoft products, and manage devices. But those accounts are also used by Microsoft to keep tabs on us.

    Through your MS account, the company can track the websites you visit, the activities you perform online, and even the places you go in the real world via your mobile device. You can, however, limit and remove the data Microsoft collects about you — to some extent. Within your online Microsoft Account page, you can view and clear your browsing history, check your privacy settings for specific apps and services, review and control targeted ads directed at you, and even download an archive of your Microsoft-related activities.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 16.39.0 (2019-10-28).