Windows Recall sounds like a privacy nightmare. This is why I’m worried

When I first heard about Recall, I immediately buried my face in my hands. I never thought Microsoft would create such a high-profile target, let alone market it as one function.

If you haven’t read about it yet, Recall is an AI feature coming to Windows 11 Copilot+ PCs. It’s designed to let you go back in time on your computer by “taking images of your active screen every few seconds” and analyzing them with AI, according to Frequently asked questions about Microsoft recalls. If anyone other than you gains access to that Recall data, it could be disastrous.