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Prevent Windows 10 Spying

  • Written by Collection Advisor

According to a recent article by CPA J. Carlton Collins in the Journal of Accountancy, your Windows 10 software could be recording your every keystroke and word spoken within earshot. This recording of activity was initially an attempt to troubleshoot glitches. However, the feature was maintained for the software’s final release.

To check if Microsoft is tracking your computing activity and disable this feature, go to the Windows 10 Start menu, select Settings, Privacy, and then select the Speech, Inking, & Typing option. If the option reads “Stop getting to know me,” click this option to disable recording. If the option reads “Get to know me,” the recording feature is already disabled on your computer.

Disabling this function clears any keystroke, voice, and handwriting data files recorded on your computer and prevents future recording activities.