Author Topic: Windows 10 talks to Microsoft even if you change your privacy settings  (Read 3646 times)

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Even with Cortana and searching the Web from the Start menu disabled, opening Start and typing will send a request to www.bing.com to request a file called threshold.appcache which appears to contain some Cortana information, even though Cortana is disabled. The request for this file appears to contain a random machine ID that persists across reboots.

http://www.itproportal.com/2015/08/14/windows-10-talks-microsoft-even-if-change-privacy-settings

Install Peerblock.... Problem solved.

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Re: Windows 10 talks to Microsoft even if you change your privacy settings
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2015, 12:29:28 am »
 :) "Install Peerblock.... Problem solved" So true

I Have Windows Firewall Control locking in as much as I can and Peerblock
With Bluetack  Microsoft list among with others,
 
There is also Windows 10 IP Range Block List: and a Windows 10 TELEMETRY REPOSITORY +
A Win 10 S-M-R-T Enable Disable v0.06.667 Registry Tweak Tool On MDL. 
also Problem solved ,

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Re: Windows 10 talks to Microsoft even if you change your privacy settings
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2015, 09:03:53 am »

"Windows 10 uses the Internet a lot to support many of its features.
The operating system also sports numerous knobs to twiddle that are supposed to disable most of these features,
and the potentially privacy-compromising connections that go with them.

Unfortunately for privacy advocates, these controls don't appear to be sufficient to completely prevent the operating system from going online,
and communicating with Microsoft's servers.

For example, even with Cortana and searching the Web from the Start menu disabled,
opening Start and typing will send a request to www.bing.com to request a file called threshold.appcache,
which appears to contain some Cortana information, even though Cortana is disabled.
The request for this file appears to contain a random machine ID that persists across reboots.
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Full story: http://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2015/08/even-when-told-not-to-windows-10-just-cant-stop-talking-to-microsoft/
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Re: Windows 10 talks to Microsoft even if you change your privacy settings
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2015, 10:46:49 am »

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Re: Windows 10 talks to Microsoft even if you change your privacy settings
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2015, 03:26:09 pm »
Antispy tool for Windows 10 its free

Even the big companies are getting in on the act now

http://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=NL2262-weblink&utm_campaign=oonewsletter2262

This is a much better solution than DoNotSpy10, for the simple reason, it doesn't install anything, not even itself.


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Re: Windows 10 talks to Microsoft even if you change your privacy settings
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2015, 04:32:59 pm »
From Spybot Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SpybotSearchAndDestroy/photos/a.197700620265207.37559.108833799151890/886247964743799/?type=1&theater
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"Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows 10": https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85556593/SDCutTheLine.exe
 
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Re: Windows 10 talks to Microsoft even if you change your privacy settings
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2015, 06:33:06 pm »
Win 10 is young, to the public. There is no doubt, keyboards are clacking and the coding is ramping up. Another good find from a well known Spybot.

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Re: Windows 10 talks to Microsoft even if you change your privacy settings
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2015, 10:22:22 am »
Thanks  Corrine &  techie
@ Corrine Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows 10 is good tool that also works well,
The only issue I would have with is it writes to the hosts file which some users might not like.
but it works.