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Windows 10 will soon lock your PC when you walk away

Windows 10's new 'Dynamic Lock' feature will lock your PC when you step away from it

By Anthony Garreffa from Jan 12, 2017 @ 3:04 CST

Microsoft has been making some very stupid changes to Windows 10, with their latest update breaking triple-monitor gaming for both AMD and NVIDIA gamers.


Their latest update doesn't sound so bad, with the latest builds of Windows 10 including something the company called Dynamic Lock - which Microsoft reportedly refers to as "Windows Goodbye" internally, reports Windows Central. Microsoft uses special Windows Hello-capable cameras that let Windows 10 owners log into their PCs with facial recognition.

Instead of quickly locking your PC with pressing the Windows key and 'L' at the same time, the new Dynamic Lock will do it automatically - at least for some users. We don't yet know how Microsoft will know that users have walked away from their PCs, but they could leverage their Windows Hello feature - by using the camera to constantly detect your face in front of the PC, and when you walk away it would lock it.

As much as I like that idea for convenience, the thought of Microsoft knowing every second I'm at my machine, and so much so that it locks my PC for me - kinda makes me think I won't be using it. What about you? Let us know in the comments below.


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