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 “Turn off speech services and typing suggestions,” click this option to disable recording. If the option reads “Turn on speech services and typing suggestions,” the recording feature is already disabled on your computer.
Disabling this function clears any keystroke, voice, and any handwriting data files recorded on your computer and prevents future recording activities.
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