31772a6dd13fa30012a6de614c7ac0fc9734955e5797a33812 Money And Knowledge: Windows 10 Worst Secret Spins Out Of Control

Windows 10 Worst Secret Spins Out Of Control

Back in November Microsoft confirmed Windows 10s worst kept secret: its extensive telemetry (or spying as it has been labelled) cannot be stopped. What no-one realised until now, however, is just how staggering the extent of this tracking really is
Blowing the lid on it this week is Voat user CheesusCrust whose extensive investigation found Windows 10 contacts Microsoft to report data thousands of times per day. And the kicker? This happens after choosing a custom Windows 10 installation and disabling all three pages of tracking options which are all enabled by default.
The raw numbers come out as follows: in an eight hour period Windows 10 tried to send data back to 51 different Microsoft IP addresses over 5500 times. After 30 hours of use, Windows 10 expanded that data reporting to 113 non-private IP addresses. Being non-private means there is the potential for hackers to intercept this data. 
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