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Windows 10 sends screenshots every X minute to Microsoft

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I saw a tweet this tweet at twitter today where a russian guy with translation text shows in video how windows 10 is taking screenshot every X minute and sending it to microsoft. Of course his running it from VM and he apparently decodes few screenshots that windows 10 took while he was installing and shows them. I think this would need more evidence or investigating to proof this? that's my opinion but it's certainly interesting..at least the guy presents how to do it on the video and evidence of it..

 

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1 minute ago, SmirG3l said:

I saw a tweet this tweet at twitter today where a russian guy with translation text shows in video how windows 10 is taking screenshot every X minute and sending it to microsoft. Of course his running it from VM and he apparently decodes few screenshots that windows 10 took while he was installing and shows them. I think this would need more evidence or investigating to proof this? that's my opinion but it's certainly interesting..at least the guy presents how to do it on the video and evidence of it..

 

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ummm..no

and anyone who says diff is a moron


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Also that's in Russia. Who knows what kinds of deals lord Putin worked out with Microcock for spying reasons.


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The insider preview sends way more data to microsoft for obvious reasons like beta testing considering its their beta program, this does't say anything about retail release.

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1 hour ago, Arokhantos said:

The insider preview sends way more data to microsoft for obvious reasons like beta testing considering its their beta program, this does't say anything about retail release.

But the real question is how do you know the official release doesnt send screenshots as well?

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1 minute ago, deviant88 said:

But the real question is how do you know the official release doesnt send screenshots as well?

 

Kinda why I said in my first post that investigation would be needed..

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nothing to worry about, screenshots don't have valuable info, plus i'm sure every other company does it


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56 minutes ago, suicidalfranco said:

nothing to worry about, screenshots don't have valuable info, plus i'm sure every other company does it

ALL your data appears on your screen else you could not interact with it as a human.

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3 hours ago, XORYOUYOU said:

ALL your data appears on your screen else you could not interact with it as a human.

i'm sure it's nothing personal, no one put personal stuff on their screens, if they do and don't want them screen shotted they shouldn't be on the internet to begin with


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1 minute ago, suicidalfranco said:

i'm sure it's nothing personal, no one put personal stuff on their screens, if they do and don't want them they shouldn't be on the internet to begin with

Ever opened an email, visited a webpage, written a document on your PC?  Well then it was on your screen ;)

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Seems so pointless, MS can't afford to manually check every single screenshot from every computer every x minutes and there are better ways to collect private data if they must.


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29 minutes ago, suicidalfranco said:

i'm sure it's nothing personal, no one put personal stuff on their screens, if they do and don't want them they shouldn't be on the internet to begin with

You forgot the /s.

Poe's law is real.

 

 

Anyway, not a big deal. It's the insider version and I have so far not seen anything like this in the consumer version.

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3 hours ago, Arokhantos said:

The insider preview sends way more data to microsoft for obvious reasons like beta testing considering its their beta program, this does't say anything about retail release.

Well i have something to say about retail release! I never ever press print screen so when it takes a screen shot every hour then i'm fucking mad.


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First -> Insider Preview, so the only conclusion to draw from this is "we should take a look at official releases". 

Secondly -> Please don't make this a news story before it is investigated enough. We don't need more stuff that falsely scares people from Windows 10

 

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Oh, and this is also an old insider build, 10525 (10586 is latest official). So must be checked on newer builds too. 


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Yeah would like to hear more about it, when it's investigated enough though. For retail released with new build and all. Would be good to see someone do a video about it with networking tools to show traffic that happens in background.

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I have a hard time imagining that official releases do the same thing. Would truly have to make me wonder how MS is able to keep up with receiving all those screenshots and such...

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Just have meatspin run 24/7 and they'll stop taking screenshot of your computer. Lol


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So a guy in Russia tweeted a video from some no-name video hosting site about how an old build of the Insider Preview for Windows 10 takes screenshots, the video isn't in english either. Pretty reliable source if I do say so myself.


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33 minutes ago, dragosudeki said:

I have a hard time imagining that official releases do the same thing. Would truly have to make me wonder how MS is able to keep up with receiving all those screenshots and such...

Microsoft has massive data centers. If Google can process 300 hours of video every minute, then I am fairly sure Microsoft could process the screenshots.

 

36 minutes ago, Doobeedoo said:

Yeah would like to hear more about it, when it's investigated enough though. For retail released with new build and all. Would be good to see someone do a video about it with networking tools to show traffic that happens in background.

I've been planning to do that actually. Currently installing Windows 10 in a VM so that I can hopefully log traffic. I tried doing it locally on my laptop, but Microsoft has implemented "security features" which makes it so that some programs can't send traffic to localhost or proxies, which means you can't log stuff as easily.

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3 hours ago, XORYOUYOU said:

Ever opened an email, visited a webpage, written a document on your PC?  Well then it was on your screen ;)

well you got nothing to hide unless your already doing something fishy, witch you should stop doing it right now

 

3 hours ago, LAwLz said:

You forgot the /s.

Poe's law is real.

 

 

Anyway, not a big deal. It's the insider version and I have so far not seen anything like this in the consumer version.

i know, i'm doing it on purpose. Always wanted to see how it's like to be in the MS defence force


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