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Windows Recall lets you rewind actions on a PC – Computerworld

Recall on Copilot+ PC


The Recall feature will have uses in the workplace, too, he said. 

“Business users are inundated with data these days,” he said. “Having an assistant monitor you in the background and being able to recall what you did/where you put it will be huge.”

That said, the feature needs to function as planned: if it’s buggy or doesn’t live up to Microsoft’s promises, business users might be put off relying on Microsoft’s AI for productivity tasks. 

Snapshot data recorded by the Recall feature is stored and processed on a user’s device, said Microsoft. Users have control over what’s recorded and stored. It’s possible, for example, to delete individual snapshots, adjust and delete ranges of time, or pause the recording entirely. Users can also choose to filter certain apps and websites that they don’t want recorded, Microsoft said.

Gold doesn’t see privacy and security concerns being a hindrance to adoption. “As long as it all stays on my device and Recall isn’t sending anything to Microsoft, I and most users would be fine with that,” he said. 

“Microsoft needs to insure that the Recall data stored locally is safe and not ‘hackable,’ which is a tall ask,but absolutely critical if it’s to be trusted,” said Gold. “Imagine a hacker being able to access Recall data and knowing everything you’ve done or been to forever! How Microsoft assures of this data safety is important to whether its acceptable for our use.”


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