• Jesus
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    1525 days ago

    Obligatory non-fanboy warning: I say this as someone who generally dislikes Microsoft’s contemporary software and avoids Windows on their personal computers.

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    It looks like users are prominently presented the option to disable Recall during the first launch.

    Controls from the start

    During setup of your new Copilot+ PC, and for each new user, you’re informed about Recall and given the option to manage your Recall and snapshots preferences. If selected, Recall settings will open where you can stop saving snapshots, add filters, or further customize your experience before continuing to use Windows 11. If you continue with the default selections, saving snapshots will be turned on.

    You’ll see Recall pinned to the taskbar when you reach your desktop. You’ll have a Recall snapshot icon on the system tray letting you know when Windows is saving snapshots.

    You can turn on or off saving snapshots at any time by going to Settings > Privacy & security > Recall & snapshots. You can also pause snapshots temporarily by selecting the Recall icon in the system tray on your PC and selecting the pause option.

    • @ohwhatfollyisman
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      2525 days ago

      “It looks like users are prominently presented the option to disable Recall” at this point in time.

      ftfy, my friend.

      • Jesus
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        525 days ago

        Good news is that it takes Microsoft eons to update a user experience. So this will probably be the experience for the next decade.

    • @[email protected]
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      825 days ago

      Thank you lol. It’s disheartening to see people up in arms (majority of MS related posts in the past week) spreading vague misinfo about a disableable feature when they are putting ads in the OS.

      Just, priorities, people 🤦‍♀️

      • @[email protected]
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        325 days ago

        The ads in the OS are disableable as well. They just aren’t off by default, and are labeled something like “software suggestions” in the settings app.

        • @[email protected]
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          124 days ago

          valid information to know. i don’t think the ads can be turned off during the first boot setup process though, which is a key distinction here.

          • @Glytch
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            224 days ago

            You’re correct, you have to find the settings (not near my pc but I think they’re in taskbar settings) after initial setup and you’ll see their “suggestions” until you do.

    • Rob T Firefly
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      424 days ago

      Just because you can decline an offer of a shit sandwich doesn’t mean it’s cool for someone to go around telling people to eat shit sandwiches to begin with.

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      24 days ago

      You gotta remember ~90% of windows users probably have no idea what it even is or if they should care about the privacy implications of it or not. It should be opt-in and not shoved in everyone’s face.

  • @[email protected]
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    524 days ago

    “It’s too complex, can’t do anything about it!” I swear, the moment people saw the crypto industry being able to ignore fiscal laws and responsibility because of shiny objects in the form of algorithm complexity is the moment they realized they could do it in other IT fields like AI.

    Even if Microsoft doesn’t look at your data because it is encrypted and only the AI can look at it, the AI is still training on it. I haven’t seen anything about Microsoft keeping their paws out of your locally trained AI which essentially can localize anything they wanted to look into your data for within its neural networks, so I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s loaded onto the cloud because of “support” and “improvement research”.

  • @Philharmonic3
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    424 days ago

    Look IDGAF just don’t store them on my drive cause it’s already so fucking bloated

  • @Sam_Bass
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    24 days ago

    What would happen if, for instance, an external program on a bootable usb disk were used like dos to find and delete the offending app?

  • @Agent641
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    124 days ago

    Is it just System Restore but sluttier?