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[–] Guerilla 0 points 45 points (+45|-0) ago 

You can trust this report because it comes from Ed Bott, a professional Microsoft mouthpiece and damage control expert for the corporation. You might think this dipshit is a tech journalist but you'd be wrong, he's MS PR. So yeah, this is practically official.

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

We already knew they weren't going to change the consumer versions. Anyone that thought that was going to happen doesn't know anything about the different SKUs of 10. They really only said they'd actually make the GP settings for Enterprise work the way they say it works in the docs (but don't currently in reality).

How long before someone makes a consumer router/router software that automatically blocks all of the telemetry domains/IPs? It can autoupdate itself whenever MS patches Windows and it's external to your computer so there's nothing MS can do. Like the adblockers on Tomato.

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[–] northportage 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I love that idea. DD-WRT plugin or module to automatically block those mega assholes.

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

I just put Tomato shibby on my router, and I came across a new guy who reskins shibby's stuff with modern looking UI's. I'll probably be trying it out later tonight.

https://advancedtomato.com/

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[–] djdevin 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

thanks, zdnet breaks the back button

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[–] skidmark-steve 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Its crazy that sites are doing this now. ZDNet actually gets worse with every update/alteration they make to it. The comments will not even load for me any more on a state-of-the-art version of Firefox. I figured it could be because of an ad-blocker, so I switched it off and they still do not load. Also, automatically loading other articles that I never expressed interest in is pointless and dumb.

I do not even bother going there anymore because of these reasons.

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[–] freed00m 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The sites are doing so by calling internal function in browser. We might push a request on mozilla to provide flag to disable this functionality. Their reasons are this behavior can't be disabled cause some pages need it to function. I rarely stumble on website that use this in nondouchebaggery way.

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

What sucks about Win10 is that if you take away the privacy aspect of it, its an awesome OS.

So much wasted potential.

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

Here are a number of privacy blockers for Win10 that work well to block telemetry. I don't know if they get everything, but they certainly changed some things for me. http://www.ghacks.net/2015/08/14/comparison-of-windows-10-privacy-tools/

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[–] cansurfer2 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Well, I am skeptical of the source (Ed Bott, not the OP), but for this claim...

"My sources tell me there are no such plans and that there is no such statement. Executives believe that existing privacy controls are reasonable for consumers and there's no need for a drastic change."

I think consumers themselves will decide what's reasonable to them. And opinions will vary. Speaking as but one of those consumers, I have no plans to install Windows 10 consumer edition on any computer I own or control, ever, largely due to privacy concerns.

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[–] Gracchi 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I think consumers themselves will decide what's reasonable to them.

No they won't. They don't know any better. It's unreasonable to expect them to.

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[–] ObviouslyAHuman 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

IMO a free market requires a informed and rational consumer.

I think we all know what big business wants.

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

I'll never be installing it anywhere and I have made sure that my parents won't be either.

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

Of course they wouldn't because all of these telemetry "features" are government mandated with a NDA.

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[–] Kleyno 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Of course it is incorrect. MS are doing exactly what they and the NSA want them to do: gathering up all of your data, with your expressed permission after you accept the EULA, and while some would say a EULA is a dubious legal grounds for informed consent, I'd just as soon avoid the whole situation and stay with my Open Source OS.

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[–] lexsird 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Hey Micro$oftdick, fuck you. Your Windows 10 will never be on any computer I own. Ever. Now go fuck yourself.

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