Ever wondered if your apps are spying on you? Now you can find out

Everyone is taking their privacy much more seriously now, which is a great thing.  Most software developers are now adding in features to allow you to take control of your privacy.

Android and iOS have permission settings so you can control which apps have access to your information.  And now Microsoft is joining the party by improving this in Windows 11.

They are currently 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 is currently still in testing. When it’s released you should find it under app settings in your privacy and security menu.  We’ll let you know when its been added.

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