I don’t know about you, but I think this type of nosiness when it comes to what I’m doing or looking at on the internet has gone too far. I expect this behavior on websites (they have to eat) and ad-driven software (for the same reasons), but it’s a bitter pill to swallow when it comes from an Operating System, for goodness sake. Please note that some people actually like it when ads they are forced to see anyway are at least pointing in a direction they might find interesting. Well, more power to you…
There is a way to disable this busybody behavior, and this week’s Quick Tips article is going to show you how.
Blinding The Busybody
- Use the Windows Key + I shortcut to open the Settings App
- Choose Privacy
- Choose General
That should bring you here:
To turn this darn thing off, simply toggle the indicated switch. This will also reset your advertising ID.
As always, if you have any helpful suggestions, comments or questions, please share them with us,