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Submission + - What does Windows 7 track, exactly? (windowsteamblog.com) 1

techmuse writes: A posting on the Windows Team Blog states that "In the last month, Windows 7 users have used Jump Lists 339,129,958 times!" How does Microsoft know this? Microsoft gathers telemetry for some products, especially those in development. Does it also gather it for products on the market? What exactly does it track? Are most users aware of this (beyond a screen that says "Help make Windows better"?)
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What does Windows 7 track, exactly?

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  • The camel has had its nose under the tent for a while, now, ever since Windows XP started to "Phone Home". How much of the camel is under the tent, now? I would have to assume that this is another one of those "features" in Windows that defaults to "ON", and you don't even know it's there unless someone tells you. What else are they watching?

Heuristics are bug ridden by definition. If they didn't have bugs, then they'd be algorithms.

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