Mumbai, June 14: Microsoft Recall feature powered by artificial intelligence has been criticised by many users, tech and cybersecurity experts for not being safer for people to use due to security and privacy reasons. Microsoft Recall is an AI-powered feature announced in May 2024 during the Microsoft Surface Copilot + PC Event. Despite Microsoft's attempts to explain to users the safety of the Recall feature, many disagreed with it. 

In response to the community's concerns and the feature's ability to take frequent screenshots, Microsoft has taken a responsible step. The company has decided not to roll out this AI feature with its new computers next week. Instead, it will be previewed with small groups, taking into account the privacy concerns and other potential risks, as reported. X Likes Private: Elon Musk-Owned Social Platform Witnesses Massive Hike in ‘Likes’ After Making Them Private. 

Microsoft's new AI feature will take screenshots of everything done on a computer, including web browsing, voice chats and more. The feature is also said to create a history and store in the computer, using which the users could search and find if they struggled to remember something they did, even if it was months ago. On paper, this feature promised a lot but also had some privacy concerns. 

The reports said the Microsoft Recall feature would be rolled out for a preview on its WIP (Windows Insider Program) in the coming weeks. Previously, it was to be made available for Windows Copilot+ PC users starting June 18, 2024. The company reportedly shared its plans to make the Recall feature preview available for all the Copilot+ PCs after the feedback from the WIP community, a software testing programme allowing millions of Windows fans to preview the new features of the operating system. OpenAI Appoints Paul Miki Nakasone, Retired US Army General and Former NSA Head, to Board of Directors.

Since the announcement,  cybersecurity experts, tech enthusiasts, and people with concerns about social media have raised many privacy concerns. In addition to these people, a tech billionaire also mentioned a "Black Mirror episode" targeting this feature.

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