This weekend we upgraded my 14-year-old son’s laptop from Windows
8 to Windows 10. Today I got a creepy-ass email from Microsoft
titled “Weekly activity report for [my kid]”, including which
websites he’s visited, how many hours per day he’s used it, and
how many minutes he used each of his favorite apps.
I don’t want this. I have no desire to spy on my boy. I fixed it
by going into my Microsoft account’s website, hitting the “Family”
section, then turning off “Email weekly reports to me” and
Seems really wrong that this is opt-out rather than opt-in. Even as an opt-in feature it feels creepy to me. And if you turn these features off, is it only disabling the reports, but still collecting the data? Via MetaFilter.