Microsoft has announced that from January 1, 2023, all new laptops running on Windows 11 will need a front camera, and according to Android Authority, this likely has something to do with Windows Hello, the facial recognition system from Microsoft that allows you to use your face as biometric security.
Windows 11 places great emphasis on the importance of security, and for those concerned about privacy, that means a trip to the office supply store to grab more tape to cover up those pesky little lenses, Windows Central reports.
For those who have completely immersed themselves in the world of remote work, the report said, this means the end of the days of fearing that a laptop has a bad camera, or worse, no camera.
The way this new policy affects the quality of cameras is in the Microsoft Camera Requirements, and the company not only requires that laptops have cameras but expects them to have High Definition Resolution (HD) or better, automatic exposure (AE), color balance Auto White (AWB).
With a huge company like Microsoft calling for an end to outdated and inferior objective cameras, it is only a matter of time before these inferior products cease to exist, the report said, and on the other hand, it is also only a matter of time before privacy-conscious individuals have one less security source.