MicroSuck’s Theft Of Your Data

by Karl Denninger

Microsoft has thus far refused to address this after more than a year, going back to the first previews of Windows 10. Post-release it has been raised as a serious issue by a number of people, and it’s something you should be aware of.

Specifically, if you ever use your computer (e.g. laptop) “tethered” or otherwise on a mobile connection you have a big potential problem. That problem comes from the fact that Windows 10 updates itself and has a lot of stuff (by default) running in the background, such as its “news” app.

These applications and this update paradigm are enormous data pigs; it is utterly trivial for them to consume a gigabyte of data within a few hours, especially if an update to Windows is published.

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