Updoot, Nadella got root

By | August 27, 2015

This is for those who do not read my other blog.

Do not under any circumstances update Windows 7 or 8 — unless you enjoy being spied on, that is.

The updates in question are KB3075249 and KB3080149. if installed, these updates are known to report your data back to Microsoft servers, without user interaction. KB3075249 Microsoft Update adds telemetry points to ‘consent.exe’ in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, allowing for remote monitoring of everything that happens within the operating system. KB3080149 ensures that all “down-level devices” receive the same updates and treatment as Windows 10 boxes get.

If you like your data being spewed all over the place, go ahead and update I guess. Otherwise, avoid.