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HowtotrackandlimittheamountofdatayouuseonyourWindows10device.

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BecauseWindows10isauniversaloperatingsystem,Microsofthasbuiltinsomedatamonitoringtoolsfor
userswithalimiteddataconnection.
Desktopusersprobablydon'tneedtoconcernthemselveswithnetworkdatausage,buttabletandlaptop
usersmayfindthesetoolshelpful.

Seehowmuchdatayou'reusing

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Foraverybasicoverviewofyournetworkusage,youcanopenuptheSettingsmenuandgotoNetwork&
InternetandclickDatausage.
Hereyou'llseeadonutgraphthatshowshowmuchdatayou'veusedoverwhattypesofconnectionsinthe
last30days.Inmycase,I'veonlyuseddataoverawiredEthernetconnection,butifyouswitchbetween
Ethernet,WiFiandmobiledata,you'llseeamixofsources.

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Underthedonutgraph,youcanclickUsagedetailstoseehowmuchdataeachappisusing.You'llsee
bothnativeWindows10appsanddesktopapps,suchasGoogleChrome,SpotifyandMozillaFirefox.

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Ifyou'dliketocheckhowmuchdatayourappsareusingoveranormalnetworkversusameterednetwork,
youcanseesomeofthisinformationintheTaskManager.Todothis,opentheTaskManager(rightclickon
theStartmenubuttonandclickTaskManager)andclicktheApphistorytab.Hereyou'llseealistofapps,
aswellashowmuchnetworkandmeterednetworkusagetheyaccountfor.
Butthere'soneissuewiththislistitonlyshowsnativeWindows10apps,notdesktopapplications.Asyou
cansee,Idon'tusealotofnativeWindows10apps,sothislistisnotveryhelpfulindeterminingtheapps
thatreallyeatupdata.

Setupameteredconnection

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Ifyoudon'twantWindowstoautomaticallydownloadlargeupdates(includingappupdates),youcanset
yourWiFiconnectionto"metered."Todothis,gotoSettings>Network&Internet>WiFi,scrolldownto
thebottomofthelistofWiFinetworks,andclickAdvancedoptions.
IntheAdvancedoptionsmenu,you'llseeanoptiontoturnSetasmeteredconnectiononoroff.

Datasavingtips
Simplylimitingyourconnectionisn'tenoughtoreallysavedatawhileitmeansyouwon'tgetbigWindows
updatesuntilyouconnecttoanonmeteredconnection,appswillstillrunandsyncinthebackground.

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YoucanturnoffbackgroundappactivitybygoingtoSettings>Privacy>Backgroundapps.Here,youwill
seealistofappsthatusebackgrounddataforthingslikepushnotificationsandupdates.

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Youcanturnoffbackgroundactivityforindividualapps(again,onlynativeWindows10appsonthislist)by
switchingthetogglenexttotheapptoOff.
Youcanalsosavesomedatabydisablingunnecessarysyncingspecifically,Windows10'ssettings
syncing,whichsyncsyourWindows10settingsacrossdevices.
Todothis,gotoSettings>Accounts>SyncyoursettingsandswitchSyncsettingstoOff.
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WhatsAppmessagesfroma'prison'island,thousandsofmiles
away
Commentary:ForRoadTrip2016,ItriedtogobeyondthewallofsilencethathidesrefugeesinAustralian
fundeddetentioncampsinthePacific.WhatIfoundisthateveninthetechage,connectingwiththe
disconnectedisharderthanyoucanimagine.
BehrouzBoochani
ThisispartofourRoadTrip2016summerseries"Life,Disrupted,"abouthowtechnologyishelpingwiththe
globalrefugeecrisisifatall.
Iwasinthekitchenatmyparents'housewhenmyphonevibrated.ItwasaWhatsAppmessagefroma
refugeeinacampinthemiddleofthePacificOcean.
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I'dbeenexchangingmessageswithIranianjournalistBehrouzBoochaniformorethanaweek,butIrealized
guiltilythatIhadn'trepliedtohisrecentmessage.Theonlyreasonhewassoslowreplyingwasbecausehe
wasmessagingmefromaremoteislandoffthenorthcoastofPapuaNewGuinea.
Onaterribleinternetconnection.Usingabeatupphonehe'dboughtfromasmugglerfor50cigarettes.
ForourRoadTrip2016summerseries,CNET'sglobalteamofreportershavebeenaskingwhattechnology
accesslookslikeforrefugeesfleeingconflictandpersecutionacrosstheworld.
ButasCNET'stechreporterinSydney,I'vebeentryingtofindoutwhatlifeislikeforrefugeeswhocameto
Australiabyboat,onlytobekeptinoffshoredetentionaspartoftheAustraliangovernment'scampaignto
tightenitsborders.
I'vespokentodesperatepeople,keptisolatedwithlittleaccesstotheoutsideworld,andheardstoriesof
smuggledphones,patchyinternet,hiddencamerafootageandstonewallingateverylevelofbureaucracy.
Whatdoyoudowhentechnologyisyouronlylifelineandit'sdisconnected?

Outtosea
When"illegalmaritimearrivals"cometoAustraliabyboatseekingrefugeestatus,they'resenttotwoislands
forprocessing.
LikemanyAustralians,I'dheardofManusIsland(offthecoastofPapuaNewGuinea)andtheRepublicof
Nauru.ButIhadnoideajusthowremotetheseplaceswereuntilafewmonthsago.AquicklookatManus
andNauruonGooglemapschangedthat.

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Australia'soffshoreprocessingcentersonManusIslandandNauruarethousandsofmilesfromthe
Australianmainland.
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Iwouldneedtoflymorethan2,000milesnorthofAustraliatoseewhatconditionsandtechnologyaccess
waslikeinAustralia'sgovernmentmandateddetentioncamps.
TogettoNauru,IwastoldI'dhavetopayanonrefundablevisaapplicationfeeofAU$8,000($6,200).But
afterseveralemailswithNauru'sDirectorofImmigration,explainingmyintentionstoreportondetentionand
ourwillingnesstopaythefee,hesaidIcouldn'tevenapply.Theislandapparentlyhadan"accommodation

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shortage."Justdaysbeforemyfirstrequest,oneofAustralia'stabloidnewsprogrammeshadairedareport
fromNauruaftersendinganentireTVcrewthere.
Australia'sDepartmentofImmigrationandBorderProtection(DIBP)didn'trespondtomyquestionsabout
conditionsindetention,sayingthegovernmentdoesn'trunthecampsandquestionsshouldbedirectedto
thegovernmentsofPNGandNauru.This,eventhoughrefugeesthereareseekingasyluminAustralia,that
offshoredetentionisanAustraliangovernmentpolicy,andthattheAustraliangovernmentfundsthese
centerstothetuneofAU$1.1billionperyear.
ThegovernmentsofPNGandNauruneverrespondedtomyquestions.
ThecurrentPrimeMinisterofAustralia,MalcolmTurnbull,andfourformerprimeministersturneddownmy
requestsforinterviewforthisstory.IsenteightinterviewrequeststoAustralia'scurrentImmigrationMinister
PeterDutton.Hisofficestillhasn'tresponded.

'Secretpartoftheworld'
WiththearchitectsofAustralia'soffshoredetentionpoliciesrefusingtospeaktome,Iturnedtopeoplewho
havebeenabletousesometechtotelltheworldaboutoffshoreprocessing.
WhenIfirstcontactedBehrouzBoochaniviaWhatsAppinJuly,Iwasn'tsurehe'devenwanttotalktome.
We'rebothjournalists,buthe'sspentthreeyearsonManusIslandafterfleeingIranandtryingtogetto
Australia.Ourlivescouldn'tbemoredifferent.
Sittinginmyoffice,typingmessagesoverWiFionmyphone,Ifoundithardtopicturehimsittinginthe
tropicalheatinajunglecamp.

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AccommodationandrecreationfacilitiesintheManusIslandcamp.
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Hetoldme,inlengthyexchanges,aboutsellinghisclothestobuyaphoneonlytohaveitconfiscatedwhen
hisroomwasraidedbyguards.Hetoldmeabouthidingunderasheetsohecouldtypewithoutbeing
discoveredashesentstoriestomediaoutletsinAustraliausingWhatsAppandemail.
Hetoldmeaboutinternetspeedsthataresoslowthey'returninghishairgray.
IfeltimmenseguiltthatarefugeetryingtoreachAustraliawouldhavetoliveinsuchconditions.I'dseen
photosofhiscamponFacebook,aswellasphotosofmessagesscrawledinbloodonwallsinsidethecamp.
EverytimeIstartedtotypeareplytohim,Iwaslostforwords.
ButBehrouzisn'ttheonlyonetryingtogetthemessageout.

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Hiddencamerafootageobtainedforthedocumentaryfilm"ChasingAsylum"showsachildwalkingbetween
tentsandacrossphosphaterockintheNaurudetentioncenter.
"ChasingAsylum"
IspoketoEvaOrner,theAustralianborn,USbaseddirectorofthedocumentaryfilm"ChasingAsylum."
OrnerputtogetherafeaturelengthfilmwithoutevergettingontoManusIslandorNauru,relyingonsecretly
filmedfootagefromwhistleblowers.
Thefootagefromthesecampsshowschildrenbehindfences,dilapidatedoldtentsandmenexhaustedfrom
thetropicalheat.Withoutthishiddencamerafootage,mostpeoplemayneverhaveseenwhatwas
happeningthere.
"Asajournalistorafilmmaker,youcan'tgotheretoanyofthosecenters,"Ornertoldmeoverthephone
whileshewasinAustraliatopromoteherfilm."Nocamerasgoin.VeryfewNGOsorhumanrights
organizationshavebeenin...It'scompletelysecret.It'slikethissecretpartoftheworld."

Borderforce
Aweekbeforepublishingmystoryonhowtechisbeingusedbyandagainstthoseinoffshoredetention,
TheGuardianreleasedmorethan2,000reportsmadebystaffintheNaurucenter.Theydetaildaily
incidencesofselfharm,assaultandchildabuse.Thereportswerepublishedinamassiveinteractive
database.
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Butspecificdetailsaboutwhat'shappeningattheManusandNaurucampsarestillhardtocomeby.
In2015,Australiapassedlawspreventingdetentioncenterworkers,suchasdoctorsandnurses,from
disclosinginformationobtainedwhileworkingforAustralia'sImmigrationDepartment.Thepenaltyfor
speakingoutistwoyearsinjail.
MorefromRoadTrip2016

Fortunately,aformersecurityofficerfromtheManusIslandcenter,MartinAppleby,waswillingtotalkabout
lifeindetention.
Aformerprisonguard,Applebyisfriendlyandfrank.Butwhenheopenedupabouthistimeonthefront
linesatthedetentioncenter,Iwasmovedtotears.
Hespokeaboutasylumseekersbeingreferredtobytheirboatarrivalnumber,ratherthanbytheirname.
Hetoldmeaboutrespondingtothreeattemptedsuicides,aboutmenindetentiondraggingtheirbodies
acrossthejaggedcoralgroundtoinflict"excruciating"lacerationsuponthemselves.
ItriedtoimaginewhatwouldhappenwithoutwhistleblowerslikeMartin,withoutsmuggledphoneswiththeir
builtincameras,withoutencryptedmessagingtechnology,withouttheinternetforsendingthesemessages
aroundtheworld.

Aseaofwords
MyCNETcolleaguestravellingthroughEuropesawthetherefugeecrisisfirsthand.Theytookphotoswith
children,satintents,heardstraydogsbarkandsmelledtherotofdiscardedlifejackets.
ButIgotlostinwords.Governmentrhetoricaroundimmigration,officialpolicies,draconianlegislation,
bureaucraticemailseventhe2,000reportsleakedbyTheGuardianitallamountedtoaseaofwords.
Butwordsonapageonlygosofarincapturingthelivedexperiencesoftheseasylumseekersindetention.
Wordscan'tcapturethefearoftravelinginaleakyboattofleepersecution,thefeelingofcoralandrock
underfoot,theendlessdaysofwaiting,thedesperation.

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Hiddencamerafootage,obtainedforthedocumentaryfilm"ChasingAsylum,"showsthegrimconditionsin
Nauru.
"ChasingAsylum"
TherefugeestryingtoreachAustraliahavelivedtheseexperiences,andtheyallhaveastorytotell.Just
likeBehrouzBoochani.
HoursbeforeIwasduetopublishmystoryabouttechinoffshoredetention,thenewsbrokethatthe
AustralianandPNGgovernmentshadagreedtocloseManusdown.IimmediatelygotonWhatsAppand
typedamessagetoBehrouz.
"Haveyouheardaboutthis?"Ityped.
Hisrepliescamethickandfast.
"Yes."
"Ijustreceivedit."
"ItsincredibleforpeopleinManusprisonthatfeelclosetofreedom."
Butlaterthatnight,Ifeltaheavyweightdescendagain.ImmigrationMinisterPeterDuttongavenotimeline
onthecampclosure,onlypromisingthatrefugeesinManuswouldneverbesettledinAustralia.

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SowhatdoesthefutureholdnowforpeoplelikeBehrouz?DotheyresettleonManus,outsidethecamp's
fences?BehrouzhadtoldmehewouldneveraccepttheAustralianGovernmentwould"sell"himtoPNG.Do
therefugeessimplegohome?DotheygetshippedtoNauru?
Ordotheyendupsomewherethatis,unthinkably,moredangerousandoppressivethantheManusIsland
detentioncamp?Dotheyhavetheirphonesconfiscatedagainandendupcutofffromtheworldoncemore?
WhileBehrouz,andotherrefugeeslikehim,haveaphone,theplightofrefugeeswon'tstayhidden.There
willalwaysbepeopleontheotherendofthelinewillingtolistenIknowit'samessageIcertainlycouldn't
ignore.
Andwiththehelpoftechlikephonecameras,FacebookorevenaWhatsAppmessagesentfromabeatup
oldphone,thesemessageswillbeheard.
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