Microsoft releases snooping patches for Windows 7 and 8

 

New patches became available as "Recommended" in Windows Update for Windows 7 and 8. They appear to be associated with snooping by MS similar to Windows 10 snooping. See Woody on Windows:

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3168397/microsoft-wind...

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This is partly why I stopped updating my Windows 7 machine.

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Michael (Nuvi 2639LMT)

Windows Snoop Machines

Yup Microshaft can't resist plundering around in our machines

Thank you for the warning.

Thank you for the warning. We use Windows 7 to avoid the snooping.

Not paranoid

What's the big deal with Microsoft gathering anonymous stats to get a better feel for how Windows is performing in the field?

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Not Aware

dave817 wrote:

What's the big deal with Microsoft gathering anonymous stats to get a better feel for how Windows is performing in the field?

Because they sell those "anonymous" stats to advertisers and others, who can very easily de-anonymize them.

Unless you really believe the only reason they're going to the trouble of gathering all this data is for the benefit of their users?

If so, I have this bridge...