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I-Spy: Change your computer’s settings to stop programs spying on you

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Your phone knows quite a bit about you. It tracks your movement, browsing habits, downloads, and more. Go here for a trick to know when your phone’s camera or microphone is getting used.

You furthermore mght have to worry about social media apps, voice assistants, and smart TVs from listening and recording what you could have to say. Tap or click for steps to place a stop to it.

Phone apps ask permission to access your camera, mic, and placement. You may go into your phone’s settings to grant or restrict these permissions. Did you understand you’ll be able to do the identical on your PC or Mac? Here’s how.

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How one can change app permissions on Windows

Windows has a Privacy page where you’ll be able to fiddle along with your app permissions. It just takes a couple of clicks.

Change app permissions on Windows 11

  • Go to Start > Settings > Privacy & security.
  • Under App permissions, select an option (for instance, Location). Then select which apps can access it.
  • You can even use the Recent activity dropdown menu for every permission to indicate which apps are accessing them.

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Change app permissions on Windows 10

  • Go to Start > Settings > Privacy.
  • Under App permissions, select an option (for instance, Microphone). Then select which apps can access it.

There are various permissions on the list, including access to your calendar, files and folders, email, music library, notifications, and webcam. Consider whether an app truly needs the access level it requests by default.

See an entire list of app permissions and what they permit access to here.

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How one can change app permissions on macOS

You receive an alert when a third-party app tries to access and control your Mac through accessibility features. You should specifically grant the app access to your Mac in Privacy & Security settings.

You may go into your settings to vary permissions at any time. Here’s how:

  • Open the Apple menu and select System Settings > Privacy & Security.
  • An inventory of program permissions will appear on the screen, comparable to Location Services, showing which applications have access to which permissions.
  • Click on any permission to see the apps which have access to it. Use the toggle switch to show off permissions for every app.

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