At first it sounded good in your head, but now Microsoft delays Recall indefinitely

Microsoft delays Recall

Artificial intelligence is inevitable. Google, Meta, Apple from this week or Microsoft They are betting everything on it, and things can turn out well if used correctly. On the other hand, if used incorrectly or to cause harm it can be disastrous. A good example is Recall that the company that develops the most used desktop operating system in the world recently presented: an assistant that saves everything we do in "memories."

It didn't take long for people to show their concern about this feature. Is my computer going to save everything I do? So that? As? Can something go wrong? At least we already have the answer to the last question: yes. It's a privacy hazard, and an attacker could get hold of all of those memories, including passwords and all kinds of credentials. Microsoft initially said the feature could be disabled, but has had to make a decision: put Recall in the fridge.

Microsoft listens to users and postpones the arrival of Recall

One security expert even said that Recall was a security disaster. He had to arrive in the Copilot+PC – computers with a special processor for AI – but it will not do so, at least for now. The Redmond Company posted a note in which he explains:

«Today we are announcing an additional update to the Recall feature (preview) for PC Copilot+. Recall will transition from a widely available preview experience for Copilot+ PCs on June 18, 2024, to a preview available first in the Windows Insider Program (WIP) in the coming weeks. After receiving feedback on Recall from our Windows Insider community, as we often do, we plan to make Recall (preview) available to all Copilot+ PCs soon.

We're adjusting the Recall release model to leverage the experience of the Windows Insider community and ensure the experience meets our high standards for quality and security. This decision is based on our commitment to providing a reliable, secure and robust experience to all customers and to seeking additional feedback before making the feature available to all PC Copilot+ users.«.

Only for Insiders… for now

The performance was scheduled for June 18, but now there is no official arrival date. They do comment that it will be available in the Windows Insider program, the beta update channel, so to speak, but they have not explained whether it will continue to be optional entry or exit; Optional input (opt-in) is not the same as optional output (opt-out), since we activate the input manually if we want to use the function and to exit we have to deactivate it. If we don't, we will be using the option without realizing it.

A bad week for Microsoft

This has been a bad week for Microsoft. Not only have they had to reverse one of the star functions of their computers Copilot; In addition, Apple has presented Apple Intelligence, something also criticized by Elon Musk, but which the community has received better.

What differentiates the proposals from Microsoft and Apple? Privacy. All speaking from theory, Apple presented something – which will take time to arrive in its entirety and in different countries and languages ​​– that will help us carry out all kinds of tasks privately. They even introduced something they called Privacy Cloud. On the other hand, Microsoft It did not include any measures to prevent a hacker from taking over everything we have done on our PC.

That's probably the first thing Microsoft will do so that Recall isn't abandoned entirely. Think about how to shield the memories so that they stay on the computer and no one from the outside can access them, although they have not given more information.

As we said, artificial intelligence is inevitable. Now what is needed is for humans to have real intelligence and not allow the birth of Skynet or worse things.


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