The tests revealed that new Windows 10 system has hidden built-in instruments for an extensive tracking of data. Microsoft has licence for telemetry and tracking date as an essential part of its maintenance service secured in the EULA (End User Licence Agreement).
Forbes magazine reports that “over an eight hour period Windows 10 tried to send data back to 51 different Microsoft IP addresses over 5500 times.”
After 30 hours of use, Windows 10 expanded that data reporting to 113 non-private IP addresses. Being non-private means there is the potential for hackers to intercept this data.
Other tests were conducted using Windows 10 Enterprise Edition – the version of Windows 10 with most granular level of user control and far more than the standard Windows 10 Home edition used by most consumers. All of which confirms, this controversial data tracking simply cannot be stopped – informs Forbes.