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Have you ever worried that your applications might be accessing your camera or microphone in secret – to spy on you?

 This isn’t just a risk with your phone. Your laptop has a camera and microphone too.

 Now Microsoft’s making it easier to find out which of your apps are accessing your hardware – and other sensitive data. Here’s our latest tech update video.

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Ever wondered if your apps are spying on you?

Taking control of your privacy is a hot topic right now.

Android and iOS have permission settings so you can control which apps have access to your information.

And now Microsoft’s improving this in Windows 11. It’s testing a new feature called Privacy Auditing.


As well as controlling which applications can access your camera and microphone, you’ll also have a log showing the access history.

And not just for your AV. You’ll see which apps have accessed your screenshots, messages, and location data.

That’s great for spotting suspicious activity and keeping your sensitive data safe.


The feature’s still in testing. When it’s released you should find it under app settings in your privacy and security menu.

In the meantime, if you’d like someone to look over the data permissions on your business’s devices, get in touch.

Thats your tech update, more next week.

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