It is on topic, as it pertains to the fear mongering that Microsoft is doing themselves. Calling those that dislike what they have done, as fear mongering is ridiculous, yet its okay for Microsoft to do the same thing without any repercussions? Complete nonsense.Lol... that was dated from February of LAST year!!
Check your sources before you post... after receiving this flack about their OS, they released updates and allowed more control of your privacy settings... try some evidence from this year please
Also... you might want to read the comments for your "source".... they kind of shoot it down pretty handily.... My favourite comes around halfway down and pretty much annihilates your article single-handedly
Yannick Franssen ·
Works at Greenyard Prepared Belgium
I love how this is claiming that local network connections are telemetry-data related. Also, non of these "Port 80" connections are outgoing data. Windows can't do that by default, it will only receive data through port 80. And many of those others are just for DNS Teredo, the network status icon, activation services, etc. This test was literally manipulated so that Windows would make as much connections as possible in an as short time as possible. Honestly. If you don't activate Windows, it will go nuts trying to confirm the validity of your license causing it to try to connect with other IPs multiple times, many of the IPs in this list are just the activation servers. And there's nothing wrong with that. If I'm not sure, Windows performs a network connection test for the network icon in the system try at least every 30 seconds. So in the timespan of this "test", that on its own is already at least responsible for 960 connections over multiple IPs. And again, there is nothing wrong with that. The 188.8.131.52-IP, the #1 spot, is Teredo. Again nothing wrong with that.
The laughs come around when you go to #3 and #4. When you get there, you should really be scratching your head to whether or not you should take this serious any further. The IP-addresses listed on #3 and #4 are respectively 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.255. Together making up for another 1232 connections in this test. Anyone with basic knowledge knows that this is just plain wrong (well, it's not wrong in that these connections where maid, it's wrong to what these connections are devoted). First of all, these are the first and last IPs within their range. Second of all, it's within the 192.168-range. That's a range for local networks. No internet required.
Seriously, most of these connections can be reproduced on any other OS. Plenty of OS's connect with local connections, check for the network indicator, etc, etc. There's is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Not to mention that most of these connections that actually contain any serious data that is being send over secured connections.
Not to mention that, unlike what this article claims, that Chees-guy did not changing anything about possible telemetry changes. He just performed a clean install.
Do us all a favor, if you want proof, leave your pc on overnight for a week or two, and lets take a look at your router log, and see the traffic headed out? Do you know how to do this? Do I need to explain to you how to enable your router log, or log in to your router? No those connections cannot be reproduced by other OS's. Would you like to see my router log?
As I am becoming quite tired of being your google *****, you should try it yourself for a change. Funny how the EU is very worried about Microsoft's activities, yet there is nothing here in the states....wonder why?