This publication describes techniques for the automatic reporting of privacy risks detected on a computing device to a user. Some risks may include content collected and shared by physical sensors (e.g., camera, microphone, location, activity sensors) with applications installed on a computing device. These applications may use information from the sensors to perform operations for the user (e.g., providing directions on a map application, sharing a photo on a social media application, reporting on the health of a user). A user may opt in to a Privacy Manager to help detect risks by ranking content collected by applications, for example, in terms of perceived risk (e.g., sensitivity) to the user. The Privacy Manager may send automatic reports to the user with additional details and/or advise action to be taken if needed (e.g., disable the permissions granted to the application).

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