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[–] Guerilla 5 points 58 points (+63|-5) ago 

He's just being smart. Fucking with a huge corporation with VERY questionable ethics and strong ties to the NSA is quite serious. Laying low was his best move.

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[–] chrimata 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

Nice try cheesuscrust

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[–] Guerilla 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

How dare you sir, I certainly am not Guerilla.. um.. I mean cheesuscrust.

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[–] ThisIsntMe123 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I hope that's the case...

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[–] Dav 5 points -3 points (+2|-5) ago 

It's embarrassing that this is the top voted comment on here. The guy's "analysis" was garbage. Ed Bott has a nice breakdown of how amateurish the posts were http://www.zdnet.com/article/when-it-comes-to-windows-10-privacy-dont-trust-amateur-analysts/

Interesting that the comments pointing this out are being down-voted out of view.

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[–] Guerilla 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Ed Bott:

Ed Bott is an American technology journalist and author, known for his books and articles on Microsoft Windows

Writing awesome excuses like this:

Which leaves us with 2,100 connection attempts in eight hours over port 443. Those are secure (HTTPS) connections designed to exchange data so that it can't be intercepted in transit.

We have no idea how many secure connections that machine would have made in eight hours had Mr. Crust actually allowed them to complete. The number would almost certainly have been smaller, perhaps by an order of magnitude or even two.

Reminds me why I wrote this:

You can't hide connections to the internet but you can bribe the shit out of tech "journalists" to ignore your shady practices, something that they've been doing for years either through advertising, free stuff or other methods. And while I don't assume they'd do anything against cheesuscrust, imo it's better to be safe than sorry.

It's YOUR fault Windows are persistently trying to contact Microsoft guys. This isn't Microsoft spying on you, it's probably them doing lord's work trying to:

And of course, those connections are not all about telemetry.

The most important one is the Software Licensing Service, which checks the state of Windows activation periodically. By dropping those connections, Mr. Crust is not allowing those activation and validation checks to complete. Windows gets very cranky when that happens, which could explain why there were more than 1,700 connection attempts to a handful of addresses in a single range of IP addresses managed by Microsoft.

Strange given that I have pirate Windows and Microsoft still hasn't figured it out with all that data they're sending, huh?

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[–] Womb_Raider 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

thanks.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin [S] 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Thanks!

Thats useful as fuck.

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[–] Donttazemebro 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

So, everyone, this is the person that will end up killing cheesus.

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[–] crustyjuggler 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

And

http://archive.is/9rQi1

Windows 10 telemetry network traffic analysis, 30-hour update

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[–] european 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Anyone have part 2?

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[–] Bastou 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

He certainly has another user account by now.

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[–] individualin1984 3 points 25 points (+28|-3) ago 

All joking aside, he just stung a very powerful entity(s). I am hoping it is just that MS found him and sent a letter from a lawyer. Even though that by itself is pretty bad.

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[–] FuttsMcButts 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

He sniffed his own traffic, I don't think he broke any laws

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[–] individualin1984 1 points 17 points (+18|-1) ago 

I agree, but what would you do if the giant suddenly turned it's head and focused its gaze on you.

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[–] 4241205? 2 points 20 points (+22|-2) ago 

I wouldn't be too surprised to find something in the EULA that forbids doing what he did publicly. That would fit right in with M$ current posture.

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[–] abear 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

The good news is that the clause would be completely unenforceable.

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[–] gigglehurtz 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

The bad news is that wouldn't keep them from filing a lawsuit.

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[–] Kleyno 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Microsoft reached into his OS and terminated his life processes. Rest in peace matey.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Ima be straight PISSED if you disappear. again, i want to thank you for everything you have done with that script. I ran it on moms laptop, as well as my HTPC this past weekend, and it worked beautifully.

do you have a site aside from voat? i wanna say i recall seeing tiny.cc at the top of your voat threads, but is that a clickable link to your script?

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[–] 4241219? 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Microsoft hit squad

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