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Latest Win 7 update is spyware, or just paranoia?

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  1. Johnny b

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    Microsoft stirs suspicions by adding telemetry files to security-only update

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/micro...ding-telemetry-files-to-security-only-update/

     
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    Until someone unearths what new specific telemetry is collected, treat MS as being truthful, and it is fixing a security flaw of the update delivered 2 years ago. MS almost Never reveals what is in a security update for fear that it would tip hackers to dig into that update to find and use the security flaw. And since the update delivered 2 years ago is in most PCs, any tip off to hackers could result in a massive attack to everybody.
     
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    Since I only use MS on stand-alone computers, I have 'no dog' in this fight.
    But I suspect if MS had been more forward and added an opt in or out clause, suspicions wouldn't have been heightened.

    Time will tell.
    A lot of people over time have questioned MS intentions.

    Personally, I became disgruntled from their constant security issues and inept updates.
    Do I trust them?
    No more than anyone else :D
     
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