5 privacy settings to change in Windows 10 - CNET. If you don't like the fact that Microsoft is storing and collecting all your personal information on your Windows 10 computer, you must read this article. If you don't use Cortana as a voice enable personal assistant, you can turn her off. If you don't want Microsoft collecting your location data, you can turn it off. If you don't need to be reminded of every notification from every program on screen, you can turn it off. If you like, you can turn it all off. Decide how much privacy you want, and how much utility you need. If you don't want Cortana to get to know you, turn her off. You can always let her out of the closet later, if you like. Do it now.