In Microsoft Corporation (NasdaqGS: MSFT) Windows 10*all-your-pc-are-belong-to-us* news, ArsTechnica writer Peter Bright regales us with a revelation of the largish trove of data the Redmond software leviathan is collecting from it's users, notwithstanding those users' expressed desire not to be tracked, by modifying the settings in the new OS'es Privacy settings.
Just one more nail in the coffin for X Fenestras, you ask? Probably not, as the vast majority of users simply don't possess the capability to determine what, if anything, they are sharing through the new Windows OS (actually as cruft-laden as anything Bill, Ballmer or Satya have produced) shipped on July 29th, 2015.
"...Windows 10 will periodically send data to a Microsoft server named ssw.live.com. This server seems to be used for OneDrive and some other Microsoft services. Windows 10 seems to transmit information to the server even when OneDrive is disabled and logins are using a local account that isn't connected to a Microsoft Account. The exact nature of the information being sent isn't clear—it appears to be referencing telemetry settings—and again, it's not clear why any data is being sent at all. We disabled telemetry on our test machine using group policies. Enlarge / We have no idea what's going on here. And finally, some traffic seems quite impenetrable. We configured our test virtual machine to use an HTTP and HTTPS proxy (both as a user-level proxy and a system-wide proxy) so that we could more easily monitor its traffic, but Windows 10 seems to make requests to a content delivery network that bypass the proxy...." via > ArsTechnica's*> Peter Bright*