Windows 11 keeps getting better as developers add new features with necessary updates. In the latest beta version, Windows 11 users can control the applications that consume system resources, such as the camera, microphone and the location of the device. The feature is called Privacy Auditing and will be available to users in the Privacy and Security options. Keep reading to learn more about the new Windows 11 feature.
New Windows 11 to help users guard their privacy
As mentioned by Microsoft’s Vice President, OS Security and Enterprise, David Weston, the new Windows 11 Privacy Auditing feature allows users to view the history of sensitive device information such as the microphone, camera, and location. An image shared by Weston shows what the feature looks like in action. It shows the name of the application that has used critical system resources on the left side and other important information such as the date and time.
To give users an overview, the feature also displays the total number of requests from users. In this way, users can monitor multiple of all applications on their system and verify that an application has unsolicited access to the resources. Such a feature is already present on Google’s mobile operating system, where it is called the Privacy Dashboard. It shows all the mobile apps that have access to the camera, microphone or location of the smartphone in recent times.
Recently, Microsoft launched Defender for individual Microsoft 365 subscribers and therefore users of all platforms including Windows, iOS, Android and macOS can use the service to protect their devices. It can help users manage their security protection and view security protection for everyone in their family. Users can view their existing antivirus protection (such as Norton or McAfee). Defender recognizes these protections in the dashboard.
In addition, users can extend their Windows device protection to iOS, Android, and macOS devices for cross-platform malware protection on the devices users use most. In addition, users will also receive immediate security alerts, solution strategies, and expert tips to keep their data and devices safe.