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Windows 10 devices sending encrypted telemetry to Redmond every time they open or close any locally-stored image file

it’s very creepy how much Windows 10 is spying on users. Watch the video here:

From the site blurb:

Published on Aug 22, 2015

Every time you open an image in Windows Ten, it informs Microsoft. Creepy as hell and hard to believe, but the packet capture proves it.

I thought at first this might be happening every time you launch a program, which is perhaps marginally better, so I launched some other programs too and didn’t observe any traffic. It was only after making this video that I came up with another theory: It does make the suspicious encrypted connection upon launching calculator. Why does MS care how often I run calculator? No idea, but I think it might be something to do with both the image preview and calculator being new ‘metro’ interface, store apps. It might be that MS simply wishes to be immediately informed every time you run any application. That’s not much of an improvement on my earlier ‘spy on your images’ theory.”

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