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Old 13th August 2015, 14:24   #1
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Default Windows 10 keeps talking to Microsoft

Even when it is told not to, Windows 10 compulsively chats to Redmond sparking privacy concerns.

If you switch off Cortana and searching the Web from the Start menu, opening Start and typing will send a request to to request a file called threshold.appcache which appears to contain some Cortana information, even when Cortana is disabled.

Some of the traffic looks harmless but the question is why it happens.

Windows 10 downloads new tile info from MSNís network from time to time, using unencrypted HTTP to do so. While again the requests contain no identifying information, itís not clear why theyíre occurring at all.

The OS periodically sends data to a Microsoft server named This server seems to be used for OneDrive and some other Microsoft services. Windows 10 transmits information to the server even when OneDrive is disabled and log-ins are using a local account that isnít connected to a Microsoft Account.

It appears to be referencing telemetry settings but there is no reason for this it happens when telemtry is disabled.

Microsoft insists that none of this data hurts privacy. It is becoming increasingly difficult for Vole to provide services that do not hack somone off.
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