Microsoft tests feature to give people control over their personal data

Microsoft appears to be working on a project called Bali that would give users the ability to control data collected about them. The feature, spotted by Twitter user Longhorn, is being developed by the Microsoft Research team and appears to be in the stages of private testing for the time being.

According to a project page discovered by ZDNet, the Bali project is based on the concept of inverse privacy. If there is information that only you have and no one else does, that is private. If there is information that someone else has about you but you don’t have, that is inversely private. According to Microsoft, its goal is to reduce inverse privacy to a minimum.

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