Elon Musk Sounds The Alarm On Windows 11's Newest AI Feature As Microsoft Stock Soars To Record Highs Despite Privacy Concerns

  • Elon Musk has expressed concerns about the new AI feature in Windows 11, advising users to disable it.
  • Recall enhances search functionality by allowing screenshot captures on-screen.
  • Despite concerns about privacy, Microsoft's stock has achieved a 14% increase year-to-date.

Elon Musk has raised concerns about Windows 11's new AI feature, Recall, and advised users to disable it, likening it to a "Black Mirror" scenario.

Recall is designed to improve search functionality by enabling on-screen screenshot capture, but it has sparked privacy debates. Although the feature is optional and requires user consent to activate, Microsoft Corp MSFT insists that it lets users control their privacy.

The company assures that Recall does not capture private browsing windows and that no sensitive information is altered during captures.

Despite these assurances, privacy advocates and cybersecurity experts remain alarmed. They worry about the broader implications for user privacy and potential exploitation by cybercriminals.

In response, the Information Commissioner’s Office has started inquiries into Microsoft's privacy safeguards for Recall. This situation highlights the growing scrutiny of AI technologies and their impact on user data protection.

Alongside these concerns, Microsoft's stock performance has been impressive. On Thursday, the stock hit a new record high of $433, representing a strong recovery after a 7% drop in April.

As of May, the stock has risen by 10%, leading to a year-to-date gain of 14%. Despite this growth, it hasn't significantly surpassed its February levels, when it traded around $420.

This period has been marked by volatility, with the stock price fluctuating between the $390 support level and the $430 resistance level.

If the stock breaks above $430 and maintains higher highs and lower lows, a long-term upward trend could emerge. This would indicate ongoing market growth and reflect investor confidence despite the company's privacy and technology debates.

After the closing bell on Friday, May 24, the stock closed at $430.16, trading up by 0.74%.

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