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Title: Windows 10 can now show telemetry data
Post by: HoracioDos on January 24, 2018, 05:42:30 pm
https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/24/windows-10-can-now-show-you-the-telemetry-data-its-sending-back-to-microsoft/amp/


Title: Re: Windows 10 can now show telemetry data
Post by: Zero999 on January 25, 2018, 10:50:18 am
I should bloodywell think so. This should have been the case, when Windows first started phoning home.
Title: Re: Windows 10 can now show telemetry data
Post by: Cyberdragon on January 25, 2018, 09:43:19 pm
PFFFT! I've terminated that crap on my PC a long time ago. ;D

https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/ (https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/)

I've also permanently disabled Cortana in the registry. ;D
Title: Re: Windows 10 can now show telemetry data
Post by: rdl on January 25, 2018, 10:06:15 pm
Seeing that they are little more than lying, scheming thieves I would not make the mistake of believing that Microsoft will tell the whole truth.
Title: Re: Windows 10 can now show telemetry data
Post by: james_s on January 25, 2018, 10:08:33 pm
Or that they will not arbitrarily change something at any point down the road. The whole issue with the forced updates rolling release model is that the user gives up all that control and is expected to simply used what is placed in front of them. Microsoft forgot the personal part of "personal computer. "
Title: Re: Windows 10 can now show telemetry data
Post by: metrologist on January 25, 2018, 11:27:25 pm
can their IP range or site be blocked at the router?
Title: Re: Windows 10 can now show telemetry data
Post by: james_s on January 25, 2018, 11:49:01 pm
Yes, or you can disable the update service on your PC but then you never get any updates at all including security updates so that's not exactly optimal either. I lean toward that being preferable to handing over all control to MS though.
Title: Re: Windows 10 can now show telemetry data
Post by: Cyberdragon on January 26, 2018, 03:11:53 am
Yes, or you can disable the update service on your PC but then you never get any updates at all including security updates so that's not exactly optimal either. I lean toward that being preferable to handing over all control to MS though.

Like I said, get a program to remove the tracking for you. Just make sure you run it through a virus scan first (I've heard some are viruses).
Title: Re: Windows 10 can now show telemetry data
Post by: james_s on January 26, 2018, 07:30:59 am
Well my own solution is to continue using Windows 7 at home and Ubuntu at work.
Title: Re: Windows 10 can now show telemetry data
Post by: David Hess on January 26, 2018, 03:18:04 pm
Yes, or you can disable the update service on your PC but then you never get any updates at all including security updates so that's not exactly optimal either. I lean toward that being preferable to handing over all control to MS though.

So I cannot get updates which will break things and remove features?  I fail to see a problem here.