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Rewind AI, the app that can record everything you do on a Mac

The Rewind AI application is presented as an activity history for Mac devices, although it could also present problems related to user privacy. (9to5Mac)

Rewind AI is a new application is available for Mac devices from Manzana and that allows you to save a Registration of the activities carried out in them as if it were a browsing historyalthough not only limited to websites that are visited

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According to 9to5Mac, the function of this app is to Record and record each and every thing a user does on their computer all day every day not only in relation to clicks, but also things that have been said, seen and heard during the time of use. In this way it is possible for people to “go back in time” and review what happened on a certain date.

The application is presented as a “Search Engine” in which you can search for everything that has ever been shown on the screen of the computer through a recording which starts automatically. Storing so many videos would be a drawback to the capabilities of memory of the Macbut according to Rewind each File, Archive can compress to make room for “years of recordings”.

The Rewind AI app enables a timeline that users can navigate to find a specific moment of the activities they did during the day. (Rewind AI)
The Rewind AI app enables a timeline that users can navigate to find a specific moment of the activities they did during the day. (Rewind AI)
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In addition, it has the ability to present transcripts of the things that have been said during meetings through video calling applications. In this way, users can search for text within the device and find similarities both in web pages or exact moments of a video.

Besides, the app add a timeline in the devices that allow users to move back and forward the time of recording similar to how a video of Youtube with the difference that it is possible to pause time at a specific moment and, if the user wishes, copy something “from the past” and take it to a document or activity “of the present”.

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for a larger personalization Within the platform, users can also search specific applications installed on the platform. Mac in addition to customizing which ones are not recorded within the device. However, this has not prevented the app be pointed out as a tool of invasion of privacy.

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The Rewind AI app for Mac presents itself as a "finder for life" by recording everything you hear, do and say on the device. (Rewind AI)
The Rewind AI app for Mac presents itself as a “finder for life” by recording everything you hear, do and say on the device. (Rewind AI)

User privacy issue

According to the ArsTechnica media website, the application of Rewind AI may present a risk to the privacy of users as it may expose them to potential abuse by partners, bosses, law enforcement officers and even repressive governments in which the freedom of citizens is not respected.

In addition, they can also arise legal issues that affect people by recording sensitive information and causing inconveniences related to the consent of people who do not want their conversations during meetings are recorded.

The website of Rewind has indicated that the privacy of the users will not be affected since the recordings of the screens are saved within the device they use, so only they are capable of having access to that information. Similarly, each person who decides to use this application will have the ability to pause or delete the recordings of usage sessions.

On the other hand, within the application support website, Rewind AI tells users that the consent is important and that only those people who accept it should be recorded. “Before you record someone you should ask for her consent (…) other participants of the conversation they won’t know you are recording unless you inform them.”

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