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How to turn off Windows’ aging activity tracker

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Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge

You may see Microsoft’s upcoming Recall feature, which screenshots everything you do (and has now become an opt-in feature) as a convenient way to keep an eye on your history or a problematic privacy violation. However, it’s not the first time your activity on a Windows computer will have been recorded.

As XDA Developers has pointed out, Windows 10 and 11 computers already contain an activity tracker, which was introduced in Windows 10 as part of its Timeline feature. And although Timeline was removed in Windows 11, the tracker apparently was not.

Screenshot: Microsoft

Activity history may still be enabled in Windows 11, even though Timeline has disappeared.

It’s a simple matter to see if the tracker is still…

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