Technology Microsoft backtracks on Windows Recall feature amid industry outcry


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Aug 17, 2017
Microsoft has announced changes to its controversial ‘Recall’ feature following a flood of criticism over potential security and data privacy risks. In a post to the firm’s blog, Pavan Davuluri, VP for Windows and devices, shared an update after initially causing upset with the tool’s ability to screenshot potentially sensitive information.

“Even before making Recall available to customers, we have heard a clear signal that we can make it easier for people to choose to enable Recall on their Copilot+ PC and improve privacy and security safeguards,” Davuluri said.

To do this, Microsoft has said that it will give users a clearer opt-in choice which, unless proactively chosen, will render the tool turned off by default. Microsoft originally stated that the feature would be off by default.

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