Some time towards the end of March or the beginning of April Windows 10 will be getting another major update and one of the components will allow you to read through all the information which your computer has collected about your usage. This won't mean you can easily read through the data as it will be presented in a JSON format with little detail as to what the various attributes mean. The numbers may not remain a mystery for long, once released various enterprising souls will get to work decoding the information and writing applications to translate the JSON files. This does not mean Microsoft will no longer collect data, merely that they are going to be a bit more transparent about what they are doing. Pop by Ars Technica for more information.
"Following the publication last year of the data collected by Windows 10's built-in telemetry and diagnostic tracking, Microsoft today announced that the next major Windows 10 update, due around March or April, will support a new app, the Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer, that will allow Windows users to browse and inspect the data that the system has collected."
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