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Microsoft Scales Back Recall Feature Amid Security Concerns

Microsoft has enhanced Recall by introducing security measures to safeguard user data.

Microsoft has recently announced a reduction, in the scope of its Recall feature following widespread criticism from the cybersecurity community. The AI powered silent recording function, intended to offer users a log of their device activities will now come disabled as the default setting in Copilot+ versions of Windows.

This decision was made in response to concerns raised by security experts regarding Recalls default behavior of taking screenshots every five seconds which was deemed a threat to user privacy and security. Critics contended that the feature essentially functioned as preinstalled spyware exposing user data to risks from hackers who could exploit temporary access, to a Recall enabled device.

New Security Measures Introduced

Microsoft Scales Back Recall Feature Amid Security Concerns

Microsoft has enhanced Recall by introducing security measures to safeguard user data. To activate Recall or access its stored information users must now verify their identity using Microsoft Hello either with a PIN or verification. The data will stay encrypted until the user confirms their identity.

Although some cybersecurity experts see these changes, as an improvement there are lingering concerns about the risks associated with Recall after the updates. With Microsofts push for the feature many users may choose to opt in potentially exposing themselves to privacy issues such as abuse or legal implications, like subpoenas and lawsuits.

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