After complaints, Microsoft has simplified windows 10’s data phone settings. But the newly released surface duo dual screen Android smartphone has similar behavior. The surface duo, due to launch in the U.S. on Sept. 10, is seen by Microsoft as a productivity device that starts at $1399. With custom designed hinges, two pixelsense screens can be flipped 360 degrees. < / P > < p > on top of this, Microsoft has built a custom experience for surface duo, including simplified privacy settings, so that users can have a place to learn about their tracked and collected data. < / P > < p > as shown in the above figure, if users want to change Microsoft’s privacy settings, they can go to the “Settings – & gt; Microsoft privacy” page. Like windows 10, surface duo wants to collect basic diagnostic data to identify problems, improve performance, and security. < / P > < p > these diagnostic data will generate anonymous telemetry data, which will be uploaded to Microsoft on a regular basis, and the company promises not to include user’s personal information. Based on this, Microsoft can improve related products and services, such as your phone app. < / P > < p > in addition, Microsoft provides two types of optional diagnostic data, including required items and optional items. The former covers the basic information about the device, including configuration mode, settings, on / off functions, and whether the operating system or application program is running normally. < / P > < p > a complete list includes manufacturers, processor types, memory properties, settings and configurations, network and peripheral data, basic error reporting (application installation / application or service health), operating system versions and installed updates, and applications and drivers. < / P > < p > optional diagnostic data sent to Microsoft, including more details about the device. Surface duo does not collect by default unless manually checked. < / P > < p > a complete list of optional diagnostic data includes all necessary diagnostic data, application activity (performance of background / foreground applications), activity of edge browser (search history and entries), enhanced error reporting (which may inadvertently include files being browsed at the time of crash), and user troubleshooting of the latest performance issues or updated data. Epic Games accused Google of monopolizing the latter, which may have a better chance than apple