Question During initial setup, is it worth having any of the privacy settings off?

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I’m sitting here on the ‘Choose privacy settings for your device’. Back in the day I’d leave everything on default, but going forward I want to be more secure (getting a VPN and using a password manager after). Any settings I definitely want to turn off? Like sending diagnostics? Or advertising?
 

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I’m sitting here on the ‘Choose privacy settings for your device’. Back in the day I’d leave everything on default, but going forward I want to be more secure (getting a VPN and using a password manager after). Any settings I definitely want to turn off? Like sending diagnostics? Or advertising?
I would most definitely turn off the Advertising ID. It allows companies to track you across multiple sites and programs to setup the advertisements they want you to see. I turn this option off on all my computers. Since it isn’t necessary, I also don’t send them diagnostics.
 
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I would most definitely turn off the Advertising ID. It allows companies to track you across multiple sites and programs to setup the advertisements they want you to see. I turn this option off on all my computers. Since it isn’t necessary, I also don’t send them diagnostics.
Random question but if I had the Location setting disabled by default, why when I boot up does it already know the city I live in?
 

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We all run our machines different so what I need and you need will not be the same.

For my needs I have just about everything in the privacy settings turned off.
Like I have no desire to have personalized ads and stuff like that. I don't need my mic or webcam enabled by default.

The location thing might annoy me unless there are ways to see my location not involving the general setting?
 
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