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Microsoft reportedly testing a tool for managing and deleting personal data collected online
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Microsoft reportedly testing a tool for managing and deleting personal data collected online

Microsoft seems to be testing a tool that may enable web customers the handle the data web sites and apps acquire about them.

A web site for the mission, codenamed Bali, was first noticed by a Twitter person who described it as a tool “that may delete all of your connection and account info.”

Microsoft Bali is a mission that may delete all of your connection and account info (inverseprivacyproject).

It is presently in personal beta nonetheless.

— Longhorn (@never_released) January 2, 2019

Veteran Microsoft reporter Mary Jo Foley did some sleuthing and discovered a web site for Bali calling the mission a “new personal data financial institution which places customers in command of all data collected about them.” The web site was not publicly accessible by Friday morning.

The mission seems to be in early beta testing. It might by no means develop into a business product however there’s a rising urge for food amongst customers for management over the troves of data being collected on them.

Microsoft’s leaders have been advocating for extra person privateness online, a place that throws the controversies of different tech giants into reduction. Privateness scandals from Fb and different business titans have made headlines over the previous 12 months and lawmakers are critically contemplating laws to reign them in.

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