Privacy in Office 2016 (some Trust Center options removed)

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by bill.i.am, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. bill.i.am

    bill.i.am MDL Novice

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    Saw the lack of discussion about privacy in Office 2016 and was wondering how to prevent it from connecting to the internet at all (I don't need any of that Cloud or collaboration bulls**t).

    i.imgur.com/KBQRcym.png (L: Office 2013, R: Office 2016)

    Go to File > Options > Trust Center >Trust Center settings > Privacy options and in Office 2013, there's many more options available to disable, while in Office 2016, those settings have been reduced to 2 (all of them are enabled by default but they have been disabled in the screenshots).

    Since M$ clearly doesn't give a s**t and wants to grab as much data as they can, any comments on this or scripts/DIY privacy improvements for the latest Office?
     
  2. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    #2 Nucleus, Oct 27, 2015
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    Disable Office Telemetry...

    Code:
    Task Scheduler > Microsoft > Office > OfficeTelemetryAgentFallBack2016 and OfficeTelemetryAgentLogOn2016
    OfficeTelemetryAgentFallBack2016
    This task initiates the background task for Office Telemetry Agent, which scans and uploads usage and error information for Office solutions.

    OfficeTelemetryAgentLogOn2016
    This task initiates Office Telemetry Agent, which scans and uploads usage and error information for Office solutions when a user logs on to the computer.
     
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